Death and Funeral Practices in Portugal

Death and Funeral Practices in Portugal

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Death studies is an established academic endeavour which is expanding globally into new disciplines
Essential reference text for funerary activity in the region
Standardised approach to structure and content ensures global coverage across the series
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Product details

  • Hardback | 146 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 12.7mm | 460g
  • Routledge
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 36 Halftones, black and white; 4 Tables, black and white; 36 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0367721554
  • 9780367721558
  • 1,629,328

Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. History of Portuguese Funerary Practice 3. Demographic and Legal Frameworks 4. Governance and Professionalization 5. Religion and Funerary Practice 6. The Funeral Directing Industry 7. A Typical Funeral 8. Paying for Funerals 9. Burial 10. Cremation 11. Commemoration 12. Conservation
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About Rafaela Ferraz Ferreira

Rafaela Ferraz Ferreira is a writer and independent researcher with a focus on Portuguese death practices, specifically current and emerging forms of body disposal.

Ana Julia Almeida Miranda works in Aveiro as a technical assistant of two public cemeteries, Esgueira and Taboeira, dealing with all the legal and bureaucratical matters of managing and maintaining the two cemeteries.

Francisco Queiroz is a Portuguese art historian, and researcher at both CEPESE (Oporto) and ARTIS-IHA/FLUL (Lisbon).
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