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Death & Dying

  • Homeward Boundby Amy Ziettlow; Naomi Cahn

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    Homeward Bound draws on qualitative interviews with family caregivers to explore how the legal frameworks that define the elder care, burial, and wealth transfer process are understood, accessed, ignored, or fall short. It pays close attention to the ways a family's internal norms and structure define these experiences and their relationship to the... more...

  • Modern Deathby Haider Warraich

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 18.89

    There is no more universal truth in life than death. No matter who you are, it is certain that one day you will die, but the mechanics and understanding of that experience will differ greatly in today?s modern age. Dr. Haider Warraich is a young and brilliant new voice in the conversation about death and dying started by Dr. Sherwin Nuland and Atul... more...

  • Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Global Views on Choosing to End Lifeby Michael Cholbi; Michael Cholbi

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 73.00

    Euthanasia was practiced by Greek physicians as early as 500 BC. In the 20th century, legal and ethical controversies surrounding assisted dying exploded. Many religions and medical organizations led the way in opposition, citing the incompatibility of assisted dying with various religious traditions and with the obligations of medical personnel toward... 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...

  • 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...

  • Right Thoughts at the Last Momentby Jacqueline I. Stone; Robert E. Buswell

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 68.00

    Buddhists across Asia have often aspired to die with a clear and focused mind, as the historical Buddha himself is said to have done. This book explores how the ideal of dying with right mindfulness was appropriated, disseminated, and transformed in premodern Japan, focusing on the late tenth through early fourteenth centuries. By concentrating one?s... more...

  • Martyrdom and Sacrifice in Islamby Meir Hatina; Meir Litvak

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 40.00

    Martyrdom in the Muslim world is increasingly integral to conversations about international security. Over the years, the beliefs around self-sacrifice have become key to understanding the Middle East and its political relationships with the West, although much of the conversation has been restricted to modern concepts of jihadism. The recent spate... more...

  • Spiritual Dimensions of Ageingby Malcolm Johnson; Joanna Walker

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 88.00

    Well-known authors in the field of ageing and spirituality present their considered contributions to current understandings in this fast-changing field. more...

  • Deathby Casey Jarman

    Zest 2016; US$ 16.37

    In this illuminating collection of oral-history style interviews, Casey Jarman talks to a funeral industry watchdog about the (often shady) history of the death trade; he hears how songwriter David Bazan lost his faith while trying to hold on to his family; he learns about cartoonist Art Spiegelman using his college LSD trips to explain death to his... more...

  • Megaproject: Case Study of China's Three Gorges Projectby Shiu-hung Luk; Joseph Whitney

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 210.00

    This volume translates crucial Chinese documents on a debate currently raging in China on a proposed project that has enormous implications for its environmental, economic, and social impact - the Three Gorges (Sanxia) Project on the Yangtze River. The most massive water resource project ever planned in China and one of the largest in the world, the... more...