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Death & Dying

  • Prisoner Voices from Death Rowby Dr Reena Mary George

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Death penalty has produced endless discourses not only in the context of prisons, prisoners and punishment but also in various legal aspects concerning the validity of death penalty, the right to life, and torture. Death penalty is embedded in Indian law, however very little is known about the people who are on death row barring a few media reports... more...

  • Let's Talk About Deathby Steve Gordon; Irene Kacandes

    Prometheus Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    Experts in end-of-life care tell us that we should talk about death and dying with relatives and friends, but how do we get such conversations off the ground in a society that historically has avoided the topic? This book provides one example of such a conversation. The coauthors take up challenging questions about pain, caregiving, grief, and what... more...

  • Death and the Rock Starby Dr Barbara Lebrun; Dr Catherine Strong; Professor Derek B Scott; Professor Stan Hawkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    The untimely deaths of Amy Winehouse (2011) and Whitney Houston (2012), and the ?resurrection? of Tupac Shakur for a performance at the Coachella music festival in April 2012, have focused the media spotlight on the relationship between popular music, fame and death. If the phrase ?sex, drugs and rock?n?roll? ever qualified a lifestyle, it has left... more...

  • Death, Dying and Bereavement in a Changing Worldby Alan R Kemp

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 89.95

    This title takes a comprehensive approach, exploring the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of death, dying, and bereavement.Through personal stories from real people, Death, Dying, and Bereavement provides readers with a context for understanding their changing encounters with such difficult concepts. more...

  • Death at the Ballparkby Robert M. Gorman; David Weeks

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00

    When we think of baseball, we think of sunny days and leisurely outings at the ballpark--rarely do thoughts of death come to mind. Yet during the game's history, hundreds of players, coaches and spectators have died while playing or watching the National Pastime. In its second edition, this ground breaking study provides the known details for 150... more...

  • The Work of the Deadby Thomas W. Laqueur

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    The Greek philosopher Diogenes said that when he died his body should be tossed over the city walls for beasts to scavenge. Why should he or anyone else care what became of his corpse? In The Work of the Dead , acclaimed cultural historian Thomas Laqueur examines why humanity has universally rejected Diogenes?s argument. No culture has been indifferent... more...

  • Farewell to the Worldby Marzio Barbagli

    Wiley 2015; US$ 74.95

    What drives a person to take his or her own life? Why would an individual be willing to strap a bomb to himself and walk into a crowded marketplace, blowing himself up at the same time as he kills and maims the people around him? Does suicide or ‘voluntary death’ have the same meaning today as it had in earlier centuries, and does it have... more...

  • The Lioness in Winterby Ann Burack-Weiss

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    When she started working with the aged more than forty years ago, Ann Burack-Weiss began packing away the knowledge and skills she thought would help when she became older herself. It was not until she hit her mid-seventies that she realized she had packed sneakers to climb Mount Everest, not anticipating the crevices and chasms that constitute the... more...

  • Dyingby Monika Renz; Mark Kyburz; John Peck

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 37.99

    A critical success in Europe, this book offers a process-based, patient-centered approach to palliative care that substantiates an indication-oriented treatment and radical reconsideration of our transition to death. Drawing on decades of work with terminally ill cancer patients and a trove of research into near-death experiences, Monika Renz encourages... more...

  • Peaceful Passagesby Janet Wehr

    Quest Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    Joy  is a word rarely associated with death. Yet joy is ultimately the effect in this collection of stories about Janet Wehr?s experiences in witnessing the death of her patients during her fifteen years as a hospice nurse. Her first-hand account gives illuminating and comforting insight into the spiritual aspect of what occurs in the transition... more...