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- University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 24.95
Someone dies. What happens next?. One family inters their matriarchs ashes on the floor of the ocean. Another holds a memorial weenie roast each year at a greenburial cemetery. An 1898 ad for embalming fluid promises, "You can make mummies with it!" while a leading contemporary burial vault is touted as impervious to the elements. A... more...
- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 85.00
Suicide is a puzzling phenomenon. Not only is its demarcation problematic but it also eludes simple explanation. The cultures in which suicide mortality is high do not necessarily have much else in common, and neither is a single mental illness such as depression sufficient to lead a person to suicide. In a word, despite its statistical regularity,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Bringing social theory and philosophy to bear on popular movies, novels, myths, and fairy tales, The Gift and its Paradoxes explores the ambiguity of the gift: it is at once both a relation and a thing, alienable and inalienable, present and poison. Challenging the nature of giving as reciprocal, the book engages critically with the work of Mauss and... more...
- Scribner 2014; US$ 26.00
A moving, intimate, and compassionate book that chronicles the experiences of a group of long-term caregivers and illuminates critical issues of old age, end-of-life care, medical reform, and social policy In 2010, journalist Nell Lake began sitting in on the weekly meetings of a local hospital?s caregivers support group. Soon members invited her... more...
- Random House 2014; Not Available
What is it like to have someone die in your arms? Can we return from the dead? And why has nobody heard of therapeutic hypothermia? Forced to come to terms with doctors pronouncing her husband 'clinically dead', Alexandra Zelman-Doring embarks on an exploration of what death means to us and how we might face it. Initally she is overwhelmed... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 14.95
A collection of short stories and poems about death and dying. These moving and heartfelt pieces offer insights into the profound thoughts and emotions surrounding grief, bereavement, end of life and facing death. They offer readers the support of a shared experience, and the opportunity to open up about the difficult subject of death and dying. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00
This book explores conceptions of the soul and the afterlife that are consistent with the findings of modern science. It approaches these subjects from many different angles: religious, philosophical, scientific, poetic, humorous, quasi-scientific, and even pseudoscientific (just to be fair). Many possible afterlives are examined, including physical... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 25.00
Why does a college course on death have a three-year waiting list? When nurse Norma Bowe decided to teach a course on death at a college in New Jersey, she never expected it to be popular. But year after year students crowd into her classroom, and the reason is clear: Norma?s ?death class? is really about how to make the most of what poet Mary... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2014; US$ 12.99
"Every life is different, but every death is the same. We live with others. We die alone." In his riveting, artfully written memoir The Autobiography of an Execution , David Dow enraptured readers with a searing and frank exploration of his work defending inmates on death row. But when Dow's father-in-law receives his own death sentence... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Drawing on diverse theoretical and textual sources, The Gender of Suicide presents a critical study of the ways in which contemporary society understands suicide, exploring suicide across a range of key expert bodies of knowledge. With attention to Durkheim's founding study of suicide, as well as discourses within sociology, law, medicine, psy-knowledge... more...