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Death & Dying

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  • Death and Afterlife in Modern Franceby Thomas A. Kselman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 54.00

    Although today in France church attendance is minimal, when death occurs many families still cling to religious rites. In exploring this common reaction to one of the most painful aspects of existence, Thomas Kselman turns to nineteenth-century French beliefs about death and the afterlife not only to show how deeply rooted the cult of the dead is... more...

  • Natural Burialby Andy Clayden; Trish Green; Jenny Hockey; Mark Powell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    This book unravels the many different experiences, meanings and realities of natural burial. Twenty years after the first natural burial ground opened there is an opportunity to reflect on how a concept for a very different approach to caring for our dead has become a reality: new providers, new landscapes and a hybrid of new and traditional rituals.... more...

  • Organ Transplants from Executed Prisonersby Louis J. Palmer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    In this revised edition, this book continues the debate on whether transplantable organs of executed capital felons should be used to save lives. It provides the reader with relevant data and information necessary for making an informed and intelligent decision on this crucial matter. In a balanced approach, constitutional arguments on behalf of capital... more...

  • On Grief and Grievingby Elisabeth David Kessler Kubler-Ross

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; Not Available

    One of the most important psychological studies of the late twentieth century, On Death and Dying grew out of Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's famous interdisciplinary seminar on death, life and transition. In this remarkable book, Dr. Kubler-Ross first explores the now-famous stages of death: denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.... more...

  • William Corder and the Red Barn Murderby Shane McCorristine

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This study reassesses the criminal body from sentencing to execution and afterlife, using the nineteenth-century Red Barn murder as a case study. Positioned within the burgeoning field of medical humanities, it places culture and power at the centre of debates surrounding criminal justice and public punishment. more...

  • The Book of Immortalityby Adam Leith Gollner

    Scribner 2013; US$ 28.00

    What have we not done to live forever? Adam Leith Gollner, the critically acclaimed author of The Fruit Hunters , weaves together religion, science, and mythology in a gripping exploration of the most universal of human obsessions: immortality. Raised without religion, Adam Leith Gollner was struck by mankind?s tireless efforts to cheat aging... more...

  • Night Falls Fastby Kay Redfield Jamison

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    From the author of the best-selling memoir An Unquiet Mind , comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular. Night Falls Fast is tragically timely: suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty-five. An internationally acknowledged... more...

  • Death: A Survival Guideby Sarah Brewer

    Quercus 2013; US$ 9.99

    We all have a 100% chance of dying--eventually. But what are the world's biggest killers? When are you most at risk? And what can you do to postpone the inevitable for as long as possible? Death: A Survival Guide offers a unique insight into the biggest threats to life and limb in the industrialized world. Sarah Brewer's comprehensive and thorough... more...

  • Mediating and Remediating Deathby Dorthe Refslund Christensen; Kjetil Sandvik

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Presenting rich, new interdisciplinary empirical case studies and fieldwork from the US and Europe, Asia, The Middle East, Australasia and Africa, Mediating and Remediating Death shows how different media forms contribute to the shaping and transformation of various forms of death and commemoration, whether in terms of their range and distribution,... more...

  • All Soulsby Christine Schutt

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 13.95

    In 1997, at the distinguished Siddons School on Manhattan's Upper East Side, the school year opens with distressing news: Astra Dell is suffering from a rare disease. Astra's friends try to reconcile the sick girl's suffering with their own fierce longings and impetuous attachments. Car writes unsparing letters, which the dirty Marlene, in her devotion,... more...