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  • Dickens and the Business of Deathby Claire Wood

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 76.00

    First ever full-length study exploring how Dickens's fiction engaged with, responded to and even exploited Victorian attitudes to death. more...

  • The Mourner's Danceby Katherine Ashenburg

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 26.99

    When her daughter's fiancé died suddenly, Katherine Ashenburg was surprised to see how her daughter intuitively re-created the traditional rituals of mourning, even those of which she was ignorant. Intrigued, Ashenburg began to explore the rich and endlessly inventive choreographies different cultures and times have devised to mark a universal and... more...

  • The Savage Godby Al Alvarez

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    Using the untimely death of the poet and friend, Sylvia Plath, as a point of departure, Al Alvarez confronts the controversial and often taboo area of human behaviour: suicide. The Savage God explores the cultural attitudes, theories, truths and fallacies surrounding suicide and refracts them through the windows of philosophy, art and literature: following... more...

  • The Truth About Suicideby Donna Holland Barnes; Robert N. Golden; Fred. L. Peterson

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide kills more than 32,000 Americans each year, making it the 11th leading cause of death in the country. This work provides A-to-Z coverage of issues relating to suicidal behavior - from root causes and warning signs to related mental illness and suicide prevention. more...

  • The Institutional Context of Population Changeby Fred C. Pampel

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 46.00

    Despite having similar economies and political systems, high-income nations show persistent diversity. In this pioneering work, Fred C. Pampel looks at fertility, suicide, and homicide rates in eighteen high-income nations to show how they are affected by institutional structures. European nations, for example, offer universal public benefits for... more...

  • Suicide Assessment and Treatmentby Dana Worchel; Robin E. Gearing

    Springer Publishing Company 2010; US$ 65.00

    Suicide is an event that cannot be ignored, minimized, or left untreated. However, all too often mental health professionals and health care practitioners are unprepared to treat suicidal clients. This text offers the latest guidance to frontline professionals who will likely encounter such clients throughout their careers, and to educators teaching... more...

  • Death, Dying and Bereavementby Cecilia Lai Wan Chan; Amy Yin Man Chow

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2006; US$ 40.00

    The intention of this volume is to consolidate and disseminate valuable practical wisdom with professionals in the local and international communities who serve Chinese patients and their family members. more...

  • No Way to Behave at a Funeralby Noel Braun

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    This is the story of Noel who lost Maris, his beloved wife of 42 years, to suicide following years of struggling with depression. The abrupt ending of a life by suicide can be the most catastrophic of events for those left behind. Survivors experience intense pain and massive guilt. Grief banishes survivors to a place so removed from the normal hurly-burly... more...

  • Photography and Deathby Audrey Linkman

    Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    The idea of photographing the dead is as old as photography itself. For the most part, early death photographs were commissioned or taken by relatives of the deceased and preserved in the home as part of the family collection. Once thought inappropriate and macabre, today these photographs are considered to have a beneficial role in bereavement... more...

  • After Danielby Moira Farr

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 13.99

    Moira Farr discovered Daniel Jones? body on Valentine?s Day, 1994. Struggling with deep depression, he had killed himself using a method clearly outlined in the bestselling book, Final Exit . Six years later, in an account both deeply personal and thoughtfully political, Farr reflects on Daniel?s suicide and its consequences. After Daniel is not... more...