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  • 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...

  • The Tombs of Pompeiiby Virginia L. Campbell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book offers a comprehensive overview of the tombs of Pompeii and its immediate environs, examining the funerary culture of the population, delving into the importance of social class and self-representation, and developing a broad understanding of Pompeii?s funerary epigraphy and business. The Pompeian corpus of evidence has heretofore been studied... more...

  • I'll See You Againby Jackie Hance; Janice Kaplan

    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...

  • The Denial of Deathby Ernest Becker

    Free Press 2007; US$ 16.99

    Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1974 and the culmination of a life's work, The Denial of Death is Ernest Becker's brilliant and impassioned answer to the "why" of human existence. In bold contrast to the predominant Freudian school of thought, Becker tackles the problem of the vital lie -- man's refusal to acknowledge his own mortality. In doing... more...

  • The Afterlife Experimentsby Gary E. Schwartz; William L. Simon; Deepak Chopra

    Atria Books 2002; US$ 15.00

    An esteemed scientist's personal journey from skepticism to wonder and awe provides astonishing answers to a timeless question: Is there life after death? Are love and life eternal? This exciting account presents provocative evidence that could upset everything that science has ever taught. Daring to risk his worldwide academic reputation, Dr. Gary... more...

  • Memory Matters in Transitional Peruby Margarita Saona

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Commemorating traumatic events means attempting to activate collective memory. By examining images, metonymic invocations, built environments and digital outreach interventions, this book establishes some of the cognitive and emotional responses that make us incorporate the past suffering of others as a painful legacy of our own. more...

  • Soziale Arbeit in Palliative Careby Sabine Pankofer; Gian Domenico Borasio; Monika Führer; Maria Wasner

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2014; US$ 25.65

    Neben Medizin und Pflege spielt die Soziale Arbeit bei der Begleitung von Patienten und ihren Familien die wichtigste Rolle im multiprofessionellen Palliative-Care-Team. Dieses Handbuch bietet eine umfassende Darstellung der Bedeutung, Aufgabe und Wirkung Sozialer Arbeit im Bereich Palliative Care. Es gibt den aktuellen wissenschaftlichen Kenntnisstand... more...

  • Leben im Komaby Ralf J. Jox; Katja Kühlmeyer; Gian Domenico Borasio; Monika Führer

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2011; US$ 24.66

    Das Wachkoma ist eines der größten Rätsel der modernen Medizin. Entscheidungen, die Patienten im Wachkoma betreffen, erfordern eine umfassende Betrachtung, die die Perspektiven aller Akteure berücksichtigt. Was wissen Mediziner über das Wachkoma und wie ist der Stand der Hirnforschung? Wie erleben Angehörige, Pflegende und Therapeuten diesen Zustand?... more...

  • Patientenverfügungby Hans-Joachim Heßler; Ralf J. Jox; Christoph Meier; Gian Domenico Borasio; Monika Führer

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2011; US$ 21.70

    Nach langer Diskussion hat der Bundestag 2009 ein Gesetz zur Patientenverfügung verabschiedet. Die Erwartungen an das Gesetz waren hoch: Es sollte Rechtssicherheit für Ersteller und Anwender einer Patientenverfügung schaffen und Hinweise zu deren konkreter Ausgestaltung geben, unter Vermeidung einer zu starken Verrechtlichung des Lebensendes. Inwieweit... more...

  • No Good Deedby M.D. Lewis Mitchell Cohen

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    Accomplished physician and researcher Dr. Lewis Cohen writes the untold story of two Massachusetts nurses, their struggles with end of life care, and how they were accused of murdering a patient. Captivating and powerful, No Good Deed explores what happens when decisions about end of life issues and the purpose of modern medicine move from the hospital... more...