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Death & Dying

  • Denying to the Graveby Sara E. Gorman; Jack M. Gorman

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 21.99 US$ 18.91

    In Denying to the Grave , authors Sara and Jack Gorman explore the psychology of health science denial. Using several examples of such denial as test cases, they propose seven key principles that may lead individuals to reject "accepted" health-related wisdom. more...

  • Helping Children and Adolescents Think about Death, Dying and Bereavementby Marian Carter

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 27.95

    How can children begin to understand death and cope with bereavement? And how can we, as adults, support and engage with children as they encounter this complex subject?Exploring how children and adolescents can engage with all aspects of death, dying and bereavement, this comprehensive guide looks at how children comprehend the death of a pet or someone... more...

  • Mortuary Dialoguesby David Lipset; Eric K. Silverman

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    Mortuary Dialogues presents fresh perspectives on death and mourning across the Pacific Islands. Through a set of rich ethnographies, the book examines how funerals and death rituals give rise to discourse and debate about sustaining moral personhood and community amid modernity and its enormous transformations. The book's key concept, "mortuary... more...

  • Theater of the Deadby Jeehee Hong

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 59.00

    In eleventh-century China, both the living and the dead were treated to theatrical spectacles. Chambers designed for the deceased were ornamented with actors and theaters sculpted in stone, molded in clay, rendered in paint. Notably, the tombs were not commissioned for the scholars and officials who dominate the historical record of China but affluent... more...

  • I Am Hereby Johannes Klabbers

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2016; US$ 20.99

    What comfort can an agnostic give people who are suffering or dying? Looking for more meaning in his work, Johannes Klabbers gave up a tenured academic position to spend his days caring for the sick and dying. He trained as a secular pastoral carer in a cancer hospital, and from the patients there he learned how simply talking and listening can... more...

  • Scythe and the Cityby Christian Henriot

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    The issue of death has loomed large in Chinese cities in the modern era. Throughout the Republican period, Shanghai swallowed up lives by the thousands. Exposed bodies strewn around in public spaces were a threat to social order as well as to public health. In a place where every group had its own beliefs and set of death and funeral practices, how... more...

  • Emotion, Identity and Deathby Chang-Won Park; Douglas J. Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Death affects all aspects of life, it touches our emotions and influences our identity. Presenting a kaleidoscope of informative views of death, dying and human response, this book reveals how different disciplines contribute to understanding the theme of death. Drawing together new and established scholars, this is the first book among the studies... more...

  • After One-Hundred-and-Twentyby Hillel Halkin

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 27.95 US$ 22.36

    After One-Hundred-and-Twenty provides a richly nuanced and deeply personal look at Jewish attitudes and practices regarding death, mourning, and the afterlife as they have existed and evolved from biblical times to today. Taking its title from the Hebrew and Yiddish blessing to live to a ripe old age?Moses is said to have been 120 years old when... more...

  • The Way We Die Nowby Seamus O'Mahoney; Seamus O'Mahony

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 14.57

    An Irish physician explores the ways in which society has lost the ability to deal with death. more...

  • Mediating and Remediating Deathby Dorthe Refslund Christensen; Kjetil Sandvik

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    From the ritual object which functions as a substitute for the dead - thus acting as a medium for communicating with the ?other world? - to the representation of death, violence and suffering in media, or the use of online social networks as spaces of commemoration, media of various kinds are central to the communication and performance of death-related... more...