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DefinitionTerm
a funeral rite that is adjusted to the needs and wants of those directly involved; one which has been altered to suit the trends of the times
a federally funded program designed to place children with the elderly to stimulate family relationships which might not be present in the participants' normal situation
dealing with agriculture
depersonalization; being unknown; lack of individuality
the creation of a system which governs through departments and subdivisions managed by sets of officials following an inflexible routing
similar to ritual but it may or may not have symbolic content
a social grouping in which members possess roughly equivalent culturally valued attributes
living or happening in the same period
the process by which the dead human body is reduced to inorganic bone fragments in a specially designed retort
the emotional attitude that all cultures are equivalent and pertinent
like abstract patterns, of and for living and dying, which are identifiable in all cultures
abstract patterns of and for living and dying, which are learned directly or indirectly
social behavior as directed by the tradition of a people
pertaining to demography (the science of vital statistics, or of births, deaths, marriages, etc., of population)
the belief that the created is reunited with the creator after death
same as Immediate Disposition
the acquisition of the culture by a person through deliberate instruction by other members of that society
a form of family government which holds that both male and female (husband & wife) have equal rights, duties & governing power
the method by which the culture or way of life are learned by new members
designating or any of the basic divisions or groups of mankind, or distinguished by customs, characteristics, language, etc.
the emotional attitude that one's own race, nation, group, or culture is superior to all others (ie. racism, nationalism, sexism, ageism, anti-semitism, bigotry)
in the socially accepted monogamous marriage, one man, one woman & any number of issue (children)
DefinitionTerm
rites with the body present
a funeral service practitioner who arranges the funeral service with the family\
a funeral service practitioner who conducts that funeral which has been arranged prior to the funeral service
an all inclusive term used to encompass all funerals and/or memorial services
any licensed person who is involved in any and/or all of the various stages of the funeralization process
a philosophy which contends that one must seek life's meaning or fulfillment in the future rather than in the past or present
(as related to funeral service) an establishment which provides a home-like atmosphere for the terminally ill during the time period which immediately precedes their death
a funeral rite that is in essence devoid of religious connation
a process by which a person learns the norms of his culture by observation of others in his society
specifically in sociology, the change from independent multi-talented self-sufficient family centers to employment of family members in jobs outside the unit, making them dependent
the offspring or children of a specific set of parents
as defined by the number of people within a single household; one man, one woman, married sons & their wives & issue, & any unmarried issue
a must behavior not necessarily a basic or important pattern of a people but one which is enforced by those governing
a program which enables families to exchange a purchased lot or grave in one cemetery with a family who has a purchased lot or grave in another cemetery - an agreement between two
a family which is governed by the eldest female (wife, mother)
the process of the emergence of the personal characteristics and behavioral phenomena through endogenous growth processes
funeral rites with the body not present
an organization, public or private which endorses the practice of conducting funeral rites without the body of the deceased present
the state or quality of being mobile
characteristic of the present or recent time
a group of nuclear families which may or may not be related by bloodline, but which are bound to one another by emotional ties
folkways which are considered conducive to the welfare of the society
DefinitionTerm
a phenomena which results from the geographic movements of the family unit away from its ancestral home, to bring one's culture into the new geographic locale
as defined by membership in a single household; one man, one woman, and any number of unmarried issue
behavioral patterns which are observable by others
one who participates in an event simply by listening and observing rather than by overt actions, still deriving benefit from such behavior
a family which is dominated by the male
pertaining to a society which existed prior to the invention of the written word
agreements between client and funeral service practitioners which designate details of a funeral service prior to the death of the person to which the agreement pertains
those funeral rites which have been identified in pre-literate societies
a solemn religious event performed in an established prescribed manner
instrumental actions which are charged with symbolic content expressing the attitudes of the active and passive participants
specified methods of procedure
an event which allows those who have something in common with each other to deal with one another in regard to that which they share in common
the upperward or downward movement of a person or family within the social classes of their society and culture
the method by which the social values of the funeral rite is internalized (learned)
the study of social groups
divisions of a culture, connected to the larger culture by common traits, but having unique traits of its own
a social prohibition of certain actions, thought, or speech by members of a society brought about by convention or traditions of that society's culture
the study of death
those funeral rites that follow a prescribed ritual or ceremony which may be dictated either by religious beliefs or social customs of a society
the change from rural to urban
a period of time prior to the funeral service which allows the family and society-at-large to see the deceased in an open casket setting
a period of time prior to the funeral service which allows the family and society-at-large to comfort one another over the death of someone they knew or were related to by bloodlin

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