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Theoretical and Quantitative Approaches to the Study of Mortuary Practice

£83.00
Author:
Feldore McHugh
Publication Year:
1999
Language:
English
Paperback:
380pp. Includes 215 tables.
ISBN 10:
1841710059
ISBN:
9781841710051
BAR number:
S785
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Description

BOOK DESCRIPTION
This is the first general synthesis of the major social dimensions of mortuary practice with respect to age, gender, horizontal and vertical dimensions. The study carefully examines quantitative approaches to extracting social information, previews previous work on the subject and offers a novel and systematic assessment of these approaches. The conclusions, which at times dispute conventional judgement, are well documented with a help of a new methodology developed by the author.