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Death & Dying

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  • The Whole Death Catalogby Harold Schechter

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    In the tradition of Mary Roach?s bestselling Stiff and Jessica Mitford?s classic exposÚ The American Way of Death comes this meticulously researched, refreshingly irreverent, and lavishly illustrated look at death from acclaimed author Harold Schechter. With his trademark fearlessness and bracing sense of humor, Schechter digs deep into a wealth... more...

  • Dying, Death, and Bereavementby Lewis R. Aiken

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 73.95

    This book is a brief but comprehensive survey of research, writings, and professional practices concerned with death and dying. It is interdisciplinary and eclectic--medical, psychological, religious, philosophical, artistic, demographics, bereavement, and widowhood are all considered--but with an emphasis on psychological aspects. A variety of viewpoints... more...

  • The Mourner's Danceby Katherine Ashenburg

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 22.00

    There is no doubt that the death of a loved one has a profound - and unpredictable - effect on the lives of those left behind. Mourning is the price we pay for love. But how does anyone survive those first weeks, months, and even years after a death, and then eventually return to normal life? When her daughter's fiancÚ died suddenly, Katherine Ashenburg... more...

  • Never Say Dieby Susan Jacoby

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    Susan Jacoby, an unsparing chronicler of unreason in American culture, now offers an impassioned, tough-minded critique of the myth that a radically new old age?unmarred by physical or mental deterioration, financial problems, or intimate loneliness?awaits the huge baby boom generation. Combining historical, social, and economic analysis with personal... more...

  • Death, Dying and Bereavementby Donna L Dickenson; Malcolm Johnson; Jeanne Samson Katz

    SAGE Publications 2000; US$ 64.00

    The fully revised and updated edition of this bestselling collection combines academic research with professional and personal reflections. Death, Dying and Bereavement addresses both the practical and the more metaphysical aspects of death. Topics such as new methods of pain relief, guidelines for breaking bad news, and current attitudes to euthanasia... more...

  • Dying and Deathby Asa Kasher

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 64.40

    Death is a topic people are reluctant to ponder. Neither is dying a process that is usually being openly discussed. However, on a variety of occasions, dying and death are on a person’s minds, under some sensitive circumstances, he or she are eager to discuss with a close person, a friend, a professional.The present volume, the second in the Series... more...

  • More Moments in Timeby Beth Perry

    Athabasca University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Within most disciplines, there are those who are recognized by their colleagues as being exceptionally competent practitioners. These individuals do their work in such a remarkable way as to become a model for others. This book is based on a study of the beliefs, actions, and interactions of a group of extraordinary oncology nurses?the people their... more...

  • Constructing Deathby Clive Seale

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 34.00

    An introduction to the sociological study of death, dying and bereavement. more...

  • Remember Meby Lisa Takeuchi Cullen

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99

    In Remember Me , Time writer Lisa Takeuchi Cullen has created a humorous and poignant chronicle of her travels around the country to discover how Americans are reinventing the rites of dying. What she learned is that people no longer want to take death lying down; instead, they're taking their demise into their own hands and planning the afterparty.... more...

  • Mirrors of Mortality (Routledge Revivals)by Joachim Whaley

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1981, this reissue examines mankind?s preoccupation with death and mortality by isolating various societies in different periods of time. The authors examine not only the formal rituals associated with the last rite of passage, but also the social attitudes to death and dying which these rituals evidence. more...