Death has never been more visible to consumers. From life insurance
to burial plots to estate planning, we are constantly reminded of
consumer choices to be made with our mortality in mind. Religious
beliefs in the afterlife (or their absence) impact everyday
consumption activities. Death in a Consumer Culture presents the
broadest array of research on the topic of death and consumer
behaviour across disciplinary boundaries. Organised into five
sections covering: The Death Industry; Death Rituals; Death and
Consumption; Death and the Body; and Alternate Endings, the book
explores topics from celebrity death tourism, pet and online
memorialization; family history research, to alternatives to
traditional corpse disposal methods and patient-assisted suicide.
Work from scholars in history, religious studies, sociology,
psychology, anthropology, and cultural studies sits alongside
research in marketing and consumer culture. From eastern and
western perspectives, spanning social groups and demographic
categories, all explore the ubiquity of death as a physical,
emotional, cultural, social, and cosmological inevitability.
Offering a richly unique anthology on this challenging topic, this
book will be of interest to researchers working at the
intersections of consumer culture, marketing and mortality.
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