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Death & Dying

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  • Death at the Ballparkby Robert M. Gorman; David Weeks

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00

    When we think of baseball, we think of sunny days and leisurely outings at the ballpark--rarely do thoughts of death come to mind. Yet during the game's history, hundreds of players, coaches and spectators have died while playing or watching the National Pastime. In its second edition, this ground breaking study provides the known details for 150... more...

  • Death's Summer Coatby Brandy Schillace

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.47

    A new conversation is starting on this most universal of topics. But to know where we are heading, we need to know where we have come from... Death is the one subject we will all confront; it touches our families, our homes, our hearts. And yet we have grown used to denying its existence, treating it as an enemy to be beaten back with medical... more...

  • Dying and Creatingby Rosemary Gordon

    Karnac Books 1999; US$ 41.95

    Dying and creating or, could we put it the other way round, creating and dying? Rosemary Gordon has chosen the first, the challenging title and the one that stimulates the reader to find out how they inter-relate. There are essential links between the facts and the concepts. C. G. Jung devoted much attention to the psychology of death, re-birth... more...

  • Economies of Deathby Patricia Lopez; Kathryn A. Gillespie

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Economies of Death: Economic Logics of Killable Life and Grievable Death examines the economic logic involved in determining whose lives and deaths come to matter and why. Drawing from eight distinct case studies focused on the killability and grievability of certain humans, animals, and environmental systems, this book advances an intersectional... more...

  • The Electric Chairby Craig Brandon

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 19.99

    This book provides a history of the electric chair and analyzes its features, its development, and the manner of its use. Chapters cover the early conceptual stages as a humane alternative to hanging, and the rivalry between Edison and Westinghouse that was one of the main forces in the chair's adoption as a mode of execution. Also presented are... more...

  • Fandom, Image and Authenticityby Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Kurt Cobain and Ian Curtis. Through death, they became icons. However, the lead singers have been removed from their humanity, replaced by easily replicated and distributed commodities bearing their image. This book examines how the anglicised singers provide secular guidance to the modern consumer in an ever more uncertain world. more...

  • Farewell to the Worldby Marzio Barbagli

    Wiley 2015; US$ 74.95

    What drives a person to take his or her own life? Why would an individual be willing to strap a bomb to himself and walk into a crowded marketplace, blowing himself up at the same time as he kills and maims the people around him? Does suicide or ‘voluntary death’ have the same meaning today as it had in earlier centuries, and does it have... more...

  • Final Actsby Nan Bauer-Maglin; Donna Perry; June Bingham; Nancy Barnes; Susan Perlstein; Sara Evans; Carol Oyster; Jean Levitan; Mimi Schwartz; Alan Pope; Mary Jumbelic; Stephen Kiernan; Kathryn Temple; Candace Gauthier; Cherylynn MacGregor; Kathryn Tucker; Philip Nitschke; Fiona Stewart; Margaret Cruikshank; Ira Byock; Marge Piercy; Natalie Hannon; Ruthan Robson

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 23.95

    For those who yearn for some measure of control over death Final Acts , offers insight and hope. Writing in a style free of technical jargon, the contributors discuss documents that should be prepared (health proxy, do-not-resuscitate order, living will, power of attorney); decision-making (over medical interventions, life support, hospice and... 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...

  • A Good Deathby Sandra Martin

    HarperCollins Canada 2016; US$ 21.99

    We can?t avoid death, but the prospect is a lot less terrifying since the Supreme Court of Canada legalized physician-assisted death. Competent adults, suffering grievously from intolerable medical conditions, will have the right to ask for a doctor?s help in ending their lives. That much is clear. The challenge now is to pass legislation that reflects... more...