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- 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...
- 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...
- Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 27.95
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...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 19.95
Losing someone to suicide brings daily tribulations and long-term challenges. These challenges are exacerbated when you have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This book looks at how suicide loss is experienced and processed by people who have ASD, and how they can be supported by those around them. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 73.00
Euthanasia was practiced by Greek physicians as early as 500 BC. In the 20th century, legal and ethical controversies surrounding assisted dying exploded. Many religions and medical organizations led the way in opposition, citing the incompatibility of assisted dying with various religious traditions and with the obligations of medical personnel toward... more...
- Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99
Homeward Bound draws on qualitative interviews with family caregivers to explore how the legal frameworks that define the elder care, burial, and wealth transfer process are understood, accessed, ignored, or fall short. It pays close attention to the ways a family's internal norms and structure define these experiences and their relationship to the... more...
- OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 144.99
This book is about how archaeologists deal with the dead, and how the ancient dead in turn have a lasting affect upon us. It questions the purpose of working with human remains, not just in the UK, but wider afield on the Continent and in the US. Above all, it brings to the fore the many personal and professional challenges of working with the dead more...
- Scribner 2005; US$ 16.00
Shortly before her death in 2004, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler, her collaborator, completed the manuscript for this, her final book. On Grief and Grieving is a fitting completion to her work. Thirty-six years and sixteen books ago, Kübler-Ross's groundbreaking On Death and Dying changed the way we talk about the end of life. Now On... more...