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Death & Dying

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  • Healing Children's Griefby Grace Hyslop Christ

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 39.99 US$ 34.39

    In Healing Children's Grief relates the powerfully moving stories of eighty eight families and their 157 three to seventeen year old children who particpated in a parent-guidance intervention through the terminal illness and death of one of the parents from cancer. The majority of the children successfully reconstituted their lives during the subsequent... more...

  • The Last Passageby Donald Heinz

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 44.99 US$ 38.69

    Is death merely the cessation of life? Are our final years simply a wearing out of the body? Are hospitals and funeral homes--the bureaucratic machinery of death--capable of handling the profound spiritual dimension of dying?In The Last Passage , Donald Heinz offers wise answers to these questions in a book that urges us to "recover a death of our... more...

  • In a Strange Roomby David Sherman

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 67.99 US$ 58.47

    Taking its title from Faulkner's epochal modernist novel, David Sherman's study traces the myriad ways death and its effect on the living defined modernist fiction and verse in England, Ireland, and the U.S. more...

  • Human remains and identificationby ?lisabeth Anstett; Jean-Marc Dreyfus

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 104.99 US$ 90.29

    Human remains and identification presents a pioneering investigation into the practices and methodologies used in the search for and exhumation of dead bodies resulting from mass violence. Previously absent from forensic debate, social scientists and historians here confront historical and contemporary exhumations with the application of social context... more...

  • Scythe and the Cityby Christian Henriot

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    The issue of death has loomed large in Chinese cities in the modern era. Throughout the Republican period, Shanghai swallowed up lives by the thousands. Exposed bodies strewn around in public spaces were a threat to social order as well as to public health. In a place where every group had its own beliefs and set of death and funeral practices, how... more...

  • Most Deserving of Death?by Kenneth Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The role of capital punishment in America has been criticised by those for and against the death penalty, by the judiciary, academics, the media and by prison personnel. This book demonstrates that it is the inconsistent and often incoherent jurisprudence of the United States Supreme Court which accounts for a system so lacking in public confidence.... more...

  • Mediating and Remediating Deathby Dorthe Refslund Christensen; Kjetil Sandvik

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    From the ritual object which functions as a substitute for the dead - thus acting as a medium for communicating with the ?other world? - to the representation of death, violence and suffering in media, or the use of online social networks as spaces of commemoration, media of various kinds are central to the communication and performance of death-related... more...

  • Emotion, Identity and Deathby Chang-Won Park; Douglas J. Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Death affects all aspects of life, it touches our emotions and influences our identity. Presenting a kaleidoscope of informative views of death, dying and human response, this book reveals how different disciplines contribute to understanding the theme of death. Drawing together new and established scholars, this is the first book among the studies... more...

  • By Himselfby Deborah van den Hoonaard

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2010; US$ 29.95

    An eminently readable and accessible book, By Himself sheds new light on the social meaning of being a widower. more...

  • Death, Disability, and the Superheroby Josť Alaniz

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 65.00

    The first full-length examination of the evolving superhero through the lens of disability studies more...