From Dust to Ashes

Cremation and the British Way of Death
Author(s): 
Jupp, Peter C.
ISBN: 
0333692985
Date published: 
December 2005
Hardback
Price: 
£50.00
Pages: 
272

Seventy per cent of British families now choose cremation for their funerals, a rapid change in traditional death customs. This is the first book to investigate why cremation replaced burial. It examines the political, religious, economic and social reasons behind personal choice and sets them in a European context. This study is doubly timely with the expanding scholarly interest in death studies, and the new media interest in the British way of death.