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Death & Dying

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  • After We Said Goodbyeby Sean Davison

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 22.08

    Sean Davison made headlines when he was arrested in New Zealand for matricide. The story that emerged - how he helped his ailing mother to die - is the subject of his affecting book, Before We Say Goodbye . This second book, After We Said Goodbye , takes up the story from there: his arrest, trial and sentencing and the dramatic events that followed... more...

  • Mourning Remainsby Isaias Rojas-Perez

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Mourning Remains examines the attempts to find, recover, and identify the bodies of Peruvians who were disappeared during the 1980s and 1990s counterinsurgency campaign in Peru's central southern Andes. Isaias Rojas-Perez explores the lives and political engagement of elderly Quechua mothers as they attempt to mourn and seek recognition for their... more...

  • Final Journeysby Alistair Hunter; Eva Soom Ammann

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 140.00

    A recurring theme of the public discourse on immigration in Europe today is that migrants are primarily young people, of working age. Against this short-sighted view, the main contribution of this book is to propose that processes of ageing and dying constitute a critical juncture in the settlement of migrant-origin communities, precipitating novel... more...

  • Gone to the Graveby Abby Burnett

    University Press of Mississippi 2015; US$ 65.00

    A rich survey of folk practices prior to mortuaries and the funeral industry more...

  • Young People Living With Cancerby Anne Grinyer

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 47.00

    Presents an account of what it is like to be an adolescent or young adult living with cancer. This book provides contextual and statistical information on the incidence of cancer in young adults. This book is useful for health professionals engaged in the care of young adults with cancer and support workers in the health services. more...

  • Death's Dominionby Simon Woods

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 46.00

    This book looks at death and the issues and ethical dilemmas faced at the end of life. It addresses the central issues in the field such as withholding and withdrawing treatment, euthanasia and assisted suicide, terminal sedation and CPR (Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation) and palliative care. The author also speculated about how things might develop... more...

  • On Bereavementby J.A. Walter

    McGraw-Hill Education 1999; US$ 47.00

    Some societies and some individuals find a place for their dead, others leave them behind. This book looks at the social position of the bereaved. It applies sociological insights to one of the most personal of human situations. It is useful for students on medical, nursing, counselling and social work courses that include bereavement as a topic. more...

  • The Denial of Deathby Ernest Becker

    Free Press 2007; US$ 16.99

    Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1974 and the culmination of a life's work, The Denial of Death is Ernest Becker's brilliant and impassioned answer to the "why" of human existence. In bold contrast to the predominant Freudian school of thought, Becker tackles the problem of the vital lie -- man's refusal to acknowledge his own mortality. In doing... more...

  • Dying, Death, and Bereavementby Lewis R. Aiken

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 54.95

    This book is a brief but comprehensive survey of research, writings, and professional practices concerned with death and dying. It is interdisciplinary and eclectic--medical, psychological, religious, philosophical, artistic, demographics, bereavement, and widowhood are all considered--but with an emphasis on psychological aspects. A variety of viewpoints... more...

  • Dead Man's Cell Phone (TCG Edition)by Sarah Ruhl

    Theatre Communications Group 2008; US$ 14.99

    A new comedy by the author of The Clean House. more...