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Table Of Contents
Preface (Susan Dobscha) Part I: The Death Industry 1. Proclaiming Modernity in the Monument Trade: Barre Granite, Vermont Marble and national advertising, 1910-1932 (Bruce S. Elliott) 2. The Marketing of a Siege: Leningrad vs. Sarajevo- memorializing death and despair (Brent McKenzie) 3. Marketing Death through Erotic Art (Christina Welch) 4. Authenticity, Informality and Privacy in Contemporary New Zealand Post-Mortem Practices (Cyril Schafer and Ruth McManus) 5. Custody of the Corpse: Controlling alkaline hydrolysis in US death care markets (Philip R. Olson) Part II: Death Rituals and Consumption 6. Death, Ritual and Consumption in Thailand: Insights from The Pee Ta Kohn Hungry Ghost Festival (Rungpaka Amy Hackley and Chris Hackley) 7. Ritual, Mythology, and Consumption After a Celebrity Death (Scott K. Radford and Peter H. Bloch) 8. Voluntary Simplicity in the Final Rite of Passage: Death (Hakan Cengiz and Dennis Rook) Part III: Consumption of Death 9. Cheating Death via Social Self Immortalization: The potential of consumption-laden online memorialization to extend and link selves beyond (physical) death (Terrance G. Gabel) 10. Extending the Mourning, Funeral, and Memorialization Consumption Practices to the Human-Pet Relationship (Phylis M. Mansfield) 11. Great Granny Lives On: pursuing immortality through family history Research (Leighann C. Neilson and Delphin A. Muise) 12. Physician Assisted Suicide At The Crossroads Of Vulnerability And Social Taboo: Is death becoming A consumption good? (Francoise Passerard and Xavier Menaud) 13. Dispatches from the Dying: Pathographies as a lens on consumption in extremis (Darach Turley and Stephanie O'Donohoe) Part IV: Death and the Body 14. The Role of Body Disposition in Making Sense of Life and Death (Courtney Nations Baker, Stacey Menzel Baker, and James W. Gentry) 15. Consumer Acceptance of Radical Alternatives to Human Disposal: An examination of the Belgian marketplace (Louise Canning, Isabelle Szmigin, Cathy Vaessen) 16. Theatre of the Abject: Body worlds and the transformation of the cadaver (Kent Drummond) Part V: Alternate Endings 17. The Mortal Coil and the Political Economy of Death: A critical engagement with Baudrillard (Ai-Ling Lai) 18. The Spectre of Posthumanism in Technology Consumption: The death of the human? (M. Buchanan-Oliver and A.G.B. Cruz) 19. Poetically Considering Death and Its Consumption (Terrance G. Gabel) 20. Death: Where do we go from here? (Jeffrey Podoshen)
Susan Dobscha is Professor of Marketing at Bentley University in Waltham, USA. She explores gender issues in marketing, particularly in the context of the Filene's Basement Bridal Event; consumer resistance to marketing tactics; and the role of consumption in a woman's transition into first-time motherhood. She has also studied sustainability issues related to consumer culture. She has written articles for Harvard Business Review, Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, Journal of Macromarketing, Consumption, Markets, and Culture, Marketing Education Review, Advances in Consumer Research, Developments in Marketing Science, and Advertising and Society Review, and has presented her work at numerous conferences. She recently co-chaired the 9th ACR Conference on Gender, Marketing, and Consumer Behavior.