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Death & Dying

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  • The Last Passageby Donald Heinz

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 44.99

    Is death merely the cessation of life? Are our final years simply a wearing out of the body? Are hospitals and funeral homes--the bureaucratic machinery of death--capable of handling the profound spiritual dimension of dying?In The Last Passage , Donald Heinz offers wise answers to these questions in a book that urges us to "recover a death of our... more...

  • Suicide and Agencyby Ludek Broz; Daniel Münster

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Suicide and Agency offers an original and timely challenge to existing ways of understanding suicide. Through the use of rich and detailed case studies, the authors assembled in this volume explore how interplay of self-harm, suicide, personhood and agency varies markedly across site (Greenland, Siberia, India, Palestine and Mexico) and setting (self-run... more...

  • Love in the Afterlifeby Richard Striner

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2016; US$ 66.00

    This book is a definitive study of love-death-afterlife movies from the 1920s to the present. Scholars of film will appreciate this contribution to the intellectual history of cinema, and cultural critics will enjoy its presentation of the ways in which democracies can use entertainment to prompt unorthodox speculation in matters of the spirit.... more...

  • Marjorie Prime (TCG Edition)by Jordan Harrison

    Theatre Communications Group 2016; US$ 14.99

    A gripping Pulitzer Prize finalist that asks whether we can truly preserve our past. more...

  • Graceful Exitsby Sushila Blackman

    Shambhala 2005; US$ 13.99

    Death is a subject obscured by fear and denial. When we do think of dying, we are more often concerned with how to avoid the pain and suffering that may accompany our death than we are with really confronting the meaning of death and how to approach it. Sushila Blackman places death?and life?in a truer perspective, by telling us of others who have... more...

  • The Lotos-Eatersby Carol A. B. Warren

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    As the baby boom generation ages, there are few ethnographies that capture the dynamics of aging. This new book is based on years of participant observation in "the Sands," a beautiful ocean community of well-off individuals and couples seeking the easy life. Yet the community members contend with deep uncertainties about health as they learn to face... more...

  • The Ecstasy of Rita Joeby George Ryga

    Talonbooks 2016; US$ 17.99

    In perhaps the best-known Canadian play, Rita Joe is a young native woman who leaves the reservation for the city. more...

  • After We Said Goodbyeby Sean Davison

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 22.08

    Sean Davison made headlines when he was arrested in New Zealand for matricide. The story that emerged - how he helped his ailing mother to die - is the subject of his affecting book, Before We Say Goodbye . This second book, After We Said Goodbye , takes up the story from there: his arrest, trial and sentencing and the dramatic events that followed... more...

  • Young People Living With Cancerby Anne Grinyer

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 47.00

    Presents an account of what it is like to be an adolescent or young adult living with cancer. This book provides contextual and statistical information on the incidence of cancer in young adults. This book is useful for health professionals engaged in the care of young adults with cancer and support workers in the health services. 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...