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  • The Sociology of Healthcareby Alan Clarke

    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...

  • The Hour of Our Deathby Philippe Aries

    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...

  • Guyanaby Rhonda Mullins; Elise Turcotte

    Coach House Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    A mysterious suicide in Montreal leads the grieving Ana and her son back to 1978 Jonestown in this haunting translation. 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...

  • Furry Friends Forevermore: A Heavenly Reunion with Your Petby Gary Kurz

    Kensington 2013; US$ 11.00

    How will we meet our beloved pets in the hereafter? Will our pets look and act the same in heaven as they did in life? Will the reunion last for eternity or only for a precious few fleeting moments? While coping with the loss of a cherished pet, solace can be found in knowing that one day we'll meet our furry friends in heaven. But how can... more...

  • Over Our Dead Bodiesby Ken McKenzie; Todd Harra

    Kensington 2014; US$ 13.99

    Not knowing what to do, I sat on the church steps and waited. As the gravity of my failure began to well up in me, I began to cry. . . I Had Lost The Hearse! Funerals and the all the things that accompany them are traditionally somber, contemplative events in which the bereaved look to their undertaker to guide them through that most difficult... more...

  • Death's Summer Coatby Brandy Schillace

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 11.99

    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 advances.... more...

  • Economies of Deathby Patricia J. 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...

  • Farewell to the Worldby Marzio Barbagli

    Wiley 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.96

    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...

  • The Red Recordby Ida B. Wells

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 0.99

    A shocking and powerful account of lynching written by activist, journalist, and former slave Ida B. Wells In the postbellum American South, lynching was a frightfully common occurrence, perpetrated so frequently that most Southern politicians and leaders turned a blind eye to the practice. This vicious form of vigilante “justice” was in truth... more...