Funeraria and Modern Funeral Homes: Change, Modernity and Sustainability
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- Funeraria, Corporate funeral homes, Iligan City, Modernity, Sustainability
Some people make a living out of the dead as the case with workers and owners of funeral homes. Since the 1950’s, traditionally operated funeral homes or “Funeraria” which are family-owned have been existing in Iligan City, Philippines. With the advent of technology and modernity, “Funeraria” have to compete with modern funeral homes owned by corporations. These modern funeral homes created a competitive market on the business and culture of dealing with the dead that includes funeral, burial services and wake preparations. Modern funeral homes proffer a new kind of industry and a culture for family and community. It has also offered a venue for some politicians to get more support and gain acceptability by extending funeral services to the needy. The narratives of “Funeraria” owners and workers gathered through interview revealed challenges on the profitability of the industry and sustainability of livelihood, culture and family. The challenges in the narratives appear to have affected the city’s political scenario, economic growth and social relations especially among family. To sustain Funeraria, local government of Iligan must extend support and protect it against corporate funeral homes, against politicking and eventual loss of culture and family. And, the academe must scholarly sustain discussion on family, culture, and modernity.
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TY - CONF AU - Rohane Derogongan AU - Arnann Agosto AU - Russel Bariñan PY - 2019/10 DA - 2019/10 TI - Funeraria and Modern Funeral Homes: Change, Modernity and Sustainability BT - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Sustainable Innovation 2019 – Humanity, Education and Social Sciences (IcoSIHESS 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 387 EP - 393 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icosihess-19.2019.67 DO - 10.2991/icosihess-19.2019.67 ID - Derogongan2019/10 ER -