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- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 18.32
Emile Durkheim's On Suicide (1897) was a groundbreaking book in the field of sociology. Traditionally, suicide was thought to be a matter of purely individual despair but Durkheim recognized that the phenomenon had a social dimension. He believed that if anything can explain how individuals relate to society, then it is suicide: Why does it happen?... more...
- Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 29.95
The idea of photographing the dead is as old as photography itself. For the most part, early death photographs were commissioned or taken by relatives of the deceased and preserved in the home as part of the family collection. Once thought inappropriate and macabre, today these photographs are considered to have a beneficial role in bereavement... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 23.95
Today most people die gradually, from incremental illnesses, rather than from the heart attacks or fast-moving diseases that killed earlier generations. Given this new reality, the essays in Final Acts explore how we can make informed and caring end-of-life choices for ourselves and for those we lovełand what can happen without such planning. Contributors... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 13.99
Moira Farr discovered Daniel Jones? body on Valentine?s Day, 1994. Struggling with deep depression, he had killed himself using a method clearly outlined in the bestselling book, Final Exit . Six years later, in an account both deeply personal and thoughtfully political, Farr reflects on Daniel?s suicide and its consequences. After Daniel is not... more...
- Gallery Books 2013; US$ 16.00
In a powerful and intimate memoir, Jackie Hance shares her story of unbearable loss, darkest despair, and?slowly, painfully, and miraculously?her cautious return to hope and love. Until the horrific car accident on New York State?s Taconic Parkway that took the lives of her three beloved young daughters, Jackie Hance was an ordinary Long Island... more...
- Scribner 2014; US$ 16.00
A moving, intimate, and compassionate book that chronicles the experiences of a group of long-term caregivers?spouses, parents, and friends of the elderly and ill?illuminating critical issues of old age, end-of-life care, medical reform, and social policy?and ?providing comfort in the time-honored form of shared experience? ( The Minneapolis Star-Tribune... more...
- Granta Publications 2012; US$ 9.99
This is the story of how and why a talented writer came to kill himself. When Diana Athill met the man she calls Didi, an Egyptian in exile, she fell in love instantly and out of love just as fast. Didi moved into her flat, they shared housework and holidays, and a life of easy intimacy seemed to beckon. But Didi's sweetness and intelligence soon revealed... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95
The Sociology of Healthcare, Second Edition explores the impact of current social changes on health, illness and healthcare, and provides an overview of the fundamental concerns in these areas. This new edition features a brand new chapter entitled End of Life' which will help health and social care workers to respond with confidence to one of the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 24.00
This remarkable book?the fruit of almost two decades of study?traces in compelling fashion the changes in Western attitudes toward death and dying from the earliest Christian times to the present day. A truly landmark study, The Hour of Our Death reveals a pattern of gradually developing evolutionary stages in our perceptions of life in relation... more...