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- Random House 2014; US$ 0.00
What is it like to have someone die in your arms? Can we return from the dead? And why has nobody heard of therapeutic hypothermia? Forced to come to terms with doctors pronouncing her husband ?clinically dead?, Alexandra Zelman-Doring embarks on an exploration of what death means to us and how we might face it. Initally she is overwhelmed by the... more...
- Charles C Thomas 2014; US$ 54.95
In this exceptional new sixth edition, the author has retained the practical framework for offering immediate problem-solving assistance to persons in crisis. Therefore, the goal of this updated and expanded edition is to provide knowledge and methods applicable to particular crisis circumstances. Specific topics include: core concepts that are fundamental... more...
- Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 105.00
Periods of transition are often symbolically associated with death, making the latter the paradigm of liminality. Yet, many volumes on death in the social sciences and humanities do not specifically address liminality. This book investigates these "ultimate ambiguities," assuming they can pose a threat to social relationships because of the disintegrating... more...
- Editorial UPC 2015; US$ 8.00
En esta obra, Álvaro Valdivia Pareja acerca al lector a esta disciplina sobre la cual aún no se ha profundizado en América Latina. Esta obra se dirige a una variedad amplia de lectores: desde sobrevivientes de suicidio y/o aquellas personas que han experimentado el suicidio de alguna persona cercana hasta profesionales en salud mental, médicos, asistentes... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2005; US$ 49.95
This work covers 840 intentional suicide cases initially reported in Daily Variety (the entertainment industry's trade journal), but also drawing attention from mainstream news media. These cases are taken from the ranks of vaudeville, film, theatre, dance, music, literature (writers with direct connections to film), and other allied fields in... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2005; US$ 35.00
Throughout the centuries, different cultures have established a variety of procedures for handling and disposing of corpses. Often the methods are directly associated with the deceased's position in life, such as a pharaoh's mummification in Egypt or the cremation of a Buddhist. Treatment by the living of the dead over time and across cultures... more...
- Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95
Mortuary Dialogues presents fresh perspectives on death and mourning across the Pacific Islands. Through a set of rich ethnographies, the book examines how funerals and death rituals give rise to discourse and debate about sustaining moral personhood and community amid modernity and its enormous transformations. The book's key concept, "mortuary... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 25.99
For much of the nineteenth century and all of the twentieth, the per capita rate of suicide in Cuba was the highest in Latin America and among the highest in the world--a condition made all the more extraordinary in light of Cuba's historic ties to the Catholic church. In this richly illustrated social and cultural history of suicide in Cuba, Louis... more...