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Death & Dying

  • Death, Disability, and the Superheroby José Alaniz

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 65.00

    The first full-length examination of the evolving superhero through the lens of disability studies more...

  • Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Ageby Christopher Moreman; Dave Lewis

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 58.00

    This fascinating work explores the meaning of death in the digital age, showing readers the new ways digital technology allows humans to approach, prepare for, and handle their ultimate destiny. more...

  • Power of Death, Theby Maria-Jose Blanco; Ricarda Vidal

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 100.00

    The social and cultural changes of the last century have transformed death from an everyday fact to something hidden from view. Shifting between the practical and the theoretical, the professional and the intimate, the real and the fictitious, this collection of essays explores the continued power of death over our lives. It examines the idea and... more...

  • Being Mortalby Atul Gawande

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 26.99

    In Being Mortal , bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death,... more...

  • Will the Circle Be Unbroken?by Studs Terkel; Jane Gross

    New Press, The 2014; US$ 18.95

    One of Studs Terkel?s most important oral histories, Will the Circle Be Unbroken? turns to the ultimate human experience?that of death. Called "extraordinary…a work of insight, wisdom, and freshness" by the Seattle Times when it was first published fifteen years ago, the book explores?with unrivaled compassion and wisdom?the indelible variety... more...

  • Fandom, Image and Authenticityby Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Kurt Cobain and Ian Curtis. Through death, they became icons. However, the lead singers have been removed from their humanity, replaced by easily replicated and distributed commodities bearing their image. This book examines how the anglicised singers provide secular guidance to the modern consumer in an ever more uncertain world. more...

  • Gone to the Graveby Abby Burnett

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 65.00

    A rich survey of folk practices prior to mortuaries and the funeral industry more...

  • Deathwatchby C. Scott Combs

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    While cinema is a medium with a unique ability to “watch life? and “write movement,? it is equally singular in its portrayal of death. The first study to unpack American cinema?s long history of representing death, this book considers movie sequences in which the process of dying becomes an exercise in legibility and exploration for the camera and... more...

  • Abjection and Representationby Rina Arya

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Abjection and Representation is a theoretical investigation of the concept of abjection as expounded by Julia Kristeva in Powers of Horror (1982) and its application in various fields including the visual arts, film and literature. It examines the complexity of the concept and its significance as a cultural category. more...

  • Glimpsing Heavenby Judy Bachrach

    National Geographic Society 2014; US$ 15.00

    If you caught a glimpse of heaven, would you choose to come back to life? Investigative journalist Judy Bachrach has collected accounts of those who died and then returned to life with lucid, vivid memories of what occurred while they were dead, and the conclusions are astonishing. Clinical death?the moment when the heart stops beating and brain stem... more...