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  • The Corpseby Christine Quigley

    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...

  • Mortuary Dialoguesby David Lipset; Eric K. Silverman

    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...

  • Suicide and Agencyby Dr Daniel Münster; Dr Ludek Broz; Professor Dorthe Refslund Christensen; Professor Rane Willerslev

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Suicide and Agency offers an original and timely challenge to existing ways of understanding suicide. Through the use of rich and detailed case studies, the authors assembled in this volume explore how interplay of self-harm, suicide, personhood and agency varies markedly across site (Greenland, Siberia, India, Palestine and Mexico) and setting (self-run... more...

  • To Die in Cubaby Louis A. Pérez Jr.

    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...

  • Retiens-moi...by Edwige Laure Nguenya; Nicolas Vacher

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Une profonde réflexion sur la vie et la mort et les choix d?une existence humaine. Après une vie si mouvementée, Fran est arrivée au bout de son chemin. Riche en tragédies, rebondissements, mais aussi de quelques moments heureux, elle estime que le tour est bouclé. Sereine, lucide et posée, la quarantaine à peine franchie, elle avance vers ce qui... more...

  • Death, Materiality and Mediationby Barbara Graham

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 95.00

    In Death, Materiality and Mediation , Barbara Graham analyzes a diverse range of objects associated with remembrance in both the public and private arenas through ethnography of communities on both sides of the Irish border. In doing so, she explores the materially mediated interactions between the living and the dead, revealing the physical, cognitive,... more...

  • Out of Optionsby Kate Sofronoff; Len Dalgleish; Robert Kosky

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 88.00

    This book looks at suicidal and risk-taking behaviour. more...

  • Quality of Mercyby Ross Anderson

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 20.90

    Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Irene Anderson was determined to die with dignity. 1071 days later, her husband Ross fulfilled her wish, helping her to end her life with total disregard for the criminal implications. more...

  • Morality, Mortalityby F. M. Kamm

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 64.99

    Why is death bad for us, even on the assumption that it involves the absence of experience? Is it worse for us than prenatal nonexistence? Kamm begins by considering these questions, critically examining some answers other philosophers have given. She explores in detail suggestions based on our greater concern over the loss of future versus past... more...

  • Depression and Attempted Suicide in Adolescentsby Alan Carr

    Wiley 2009; US$ 29.95

    It aims to provide the practitioner with a description of depression, an explanation of factors that contribute to mood disorders and guidance on their assessment and treatment in adolescence. In addition, it aims to provide a framework for the assessment and management of adolescence that have threatened or attempted suicide. more...