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- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 18.99
Though it has often been passionately criticized--as fraudulent, exploitative, even pagan--the American funeral home has become nearly as inevitable as death itself, an institution firmly embedded in our culture. But how did the funeral home come to hold such a position? What is its history? And is it guilty of the charges sometimes leveled against... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 1999; US$ 47.00
Some societies and some individuals find a place for their dead, others leave them behind. This book looks at the social position of the bereaved. It applies sociological insights to one of the most personal of human situations. It is useful for students on medical, nursing, counselling and social work courses that include bereavement as a topic. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 24.95
Beachy Head is a bit of quintessential England?a seaside promontory where green pastures roll to the edge of chalk cliffs, a place of sheep and wind and ineffable beauty. But it is also a major landmark on the map of self-inflicted death. Since 1965, some five hundred people have ended their lives by jumping or driving or simply walking off the 535-foot... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00
In the tradition of Mary Roach?s bestselling Stiff and Jessica Mitford?s classic exposé 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...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 10.99
?A painfully beautiful memoir?.Written with such restraint as to be both heartbreaking and instructive.? ?E. L. Doctorow A revered, many times honored (George Polk, Peabody, and Emmy Award winner, to name but a few) journalist, novelist, and playwright, Roger Rosenblatt shares the unforgettable story of the tragedy that changed... more...
- 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 fiancé died suddenly, Katherine Ashenburg... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 persons 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...