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Death & Dying

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  • The Corpseby Christine Quigley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2005; US$ 35.00

    Throughout the centuries, different cultures have established a variety of procedures for handling and disposing of corpses. Often the methods are directly associated with the deceased's position in life, such as a pharaoh's mummification in Egypt or the cremation of a Buddhist. Treatment by the living of the dead over time and across cultures... more...

  • Dead Man's Cell Phone (TCG Edition)by Sarah Ruhl

    Theatre Communications Group 2008; US$ 14.95

    Sarah Ruhl received the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2004 for her play "The Clean House," which has been produced at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia, South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC. Her play Eurydice has been produced at Madison Repertory... more...

  • Dead Weirdby Jim Hewitson

    Black & White Publishing 2006; US$ 1.44

    In Dead Weird, Jim Hewitson is let loose on the ultimate taboo and finds that death can be fun for all the family, a good day out or the perfect excuse for a booze up or a fight. Executions, grizzly murders, raising the dead, battlefield carnage, clean-in-between-the-sheets death, traditions, proverbs, omens, anthems and premature burials - they're... more...

  • Death, American Styleby Lawrence R. Samuel

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 43.99

    DEATH, AMERICAN STYLE: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF DYING IN AMERICA is the first comprehensive cultural history to explore America?s uneasy relationship with death over the past century. 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...

  • Death and Dyingby John F. Szabo

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 92.99

    With more than 2,200 citations of monographs, many annotated, on the many aspects on death and dying, this book will be helpful to students, researchers, academics, caregivers, healthcare professionals, psychologists, social workers, and anyone with an interest in death, dying, bereavement, or the care of the terminally ill. more...

  • Death's Dominionby Simon Woods

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 46.00

    This book looks at death and the issues and ethical dilemmas faced at the end of life. It addresses the central issues in the field such as withholding and withdrawing treatment, euthanasia and assisted suicide, terminal sedation and CPR (Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation) and palliative care. The author also speculated about how things might develop... 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...

  • Der Abschied von den Totenby Jan Assmann; Franz Maciejewski; Axel Michaels

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 25.54

    Der Abschied von den Toten, den die Lebenden (und oft nur die Überlebenden) mit den Mitteln ritueller Trauer in Szene setzen, ist ein universelles (und damit unerschöpfliches) Phänomen. Der vorliegende Band hat seinen Schwerpunkt in den Toten- und Trauerriten des südasiatischen Raumes, dem zwei ganz andere Bereiche gegenüber gestellt werden: die Toten-... more...

  • Die Wiseby Stephen Jenkinson

    North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    Die Wise  does not offer seven steps for coping with death. It does not suggest ways to make dying easier. It pours no honey to make the medicine go down. Instead, with lyrical prose, deep wisdom, and stories from his two decades of working with dying people and their families, Stephen Jenkinson places death at the center of the page and asks us to... more...