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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95
The pursuit of death and the love of death has characterized Western culture from Homeric times through centuries of Christianity, taking particular deadly shapes in Western postmodernity. This necrophilia shows itself in destruction and violence, in a focus on other worlds and degradation of this one, and in hatred of the body, sense and sexuality.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95
Drawing upon a rare and highly original ethnography of contemporary mortuary practices, Representations of Death takes the reader through the medical, bureaucratic, commercial and ritual aspects of death Going behind the scenes at hospitals, funeral parlours, crematoria and cemeteries, as well as holding poignant, in-depth interviews with bereaved... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 41.95
The elaborate and inventive slaughter of humans and animals in the arena fed an insatiable desire for violent spectacle among the Roman people. Donald G. Kyle combines the words of ancient authors with current scholarly research and cross-cultural perspectives, as he explores * the origins and historical development of the games * who the victims were... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 44.99
Hundreds of thousands of children are forced or legally recruited combatants in no fewer than 70 warring parties across the world. In addition to these child soldiers, thousands of youth voluntarily participate in politically related conflict. Why, how, and in what capacities are such large numbers of teenagers involved in war and how are they affected?... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 64.95
The act of death itself and the rituals surrounding it vary enormously and shed a fascinating light on the cultures of which they are a part. In this brief and lively history, Douglas Davies – internationally acknowledged as one of the leading experts in this field – tackles some of the most significant aspects of death and weaves them... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 39.95
Presenting a wide range of relevant, translated texts on death, burial and commemoration in the Roman world, this book is organized thematically and supported by discussion of recent scholarship. The breadth of material included ensures that this sourcebook will shed light on the way death was thought about and dealt with in Roman society. more...
- Taylor & Francis 2007; US$ 37.50
Much of the literature speaks of healthy bereavement as letting go of the deceased and moving forward with life. This title challenges that notion, discussing the meaning attributed to death and to the anticipation of death. It looks at the ways in which one's relationship with loved ones continues, endures, and perhaps even grows after death. more...
- University of NSW Press 2006; US$ 32.95
Death and bereavement come to us all. This is the first book to help us explain and understand their history across twentieth-century Australia. It draws aside the veil of silence that surrounded death for fifty years after 1918 ? characterised by denial, minimal ritual and private sorrow ? and explores the dramatic changes since the 1980s. Emotional... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 33.00
Julie-Marie Strange studies the expression of grief among the working class in Victorian and Edwardian Britain, demonstrating that poverty increased - rather than deadened - it. She illustrates the mourning practices of the working classes through chapters addressing care of the corpse, the funeral, the cemetery, and commemoration. more...