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Death & Dying

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  • In a Strange Roomby David Sherman

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 67.99 US$ 61.19

    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...

  • 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...

  • Human remains and identificationby Élisabeth Anstett; Jean-Marc Dreyfus

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 104.99 US$ 94.49

    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...

  • 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...

  • Modern Deathby Haider Warraich

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 20.24

    There is no more universal truth in life than death. No matter who you are, it is certain that one day you will die, but the mechanics and understanding of that experience will differ greatly in today?s modern age. Dr. Haider Warraich is a young and brilliant new voice in the conversation about death and dying started by Dr. Sherwin Nuland and Atul... more...

  • Megaproject: Case Study of China's Three Gorges Projectby Shiu-hung Luk; Joseph Whitney

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 210.00

    This volume translates crucial Chinese documents on a debate currently raging in China on a proposed project that has enormous implications for its environmental, economic, and social impact - the Three Gorges (Sanxia) Project on the Yangtze River. The most massive water resource project ever planned in China and one of the largest in the world, the... more...

  • The Way We Die Nowby Seamus O'Mahony

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 16.99

    An Irish physician explores the ways in which society has lost the ability to deal with death. more...