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Death & Dying

  • 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$ 16.99

    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...

  • Les Morts violentesby Eugène Gru; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Tout dit : adore-moi, je suis l'Éternel ! Depuis l'aigle impétueux dans sa course, jusqu'à la mouche capricieuse dans son vol ; du brin d'herbe qui brille, fier de sa goutte de rosée, jusqu'au cèdre orgueilleux qui, bravant l'orage, touche aux nues ; de l'éléphant qui se joue lourdement, insouciant de sa nourriture qu'il trouvera toujours,... more...

  • Les Morts mystérieuses de l'Histoireby Augustin Cabanès; Alexandre Lacassagne; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "L'histoire des rois de la première race n'est qu'incertitude et chaos. Les vacillations du pouvoir, l'existence éphémère des princes, la variation des récits sur les événements principaux, les changements de limites, la mobilité des principes, donnent à la narration des historiens les plus exacts une ambiguïté qui rend pénible le soin de... more...

  • Les Morts mystérieuses de l'Histoireby Augustin Cabanès; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "A entendre le bon médecin, Louis XIII enfant était très enclin à boire de l'alcool, ce dont il se montre très inquiet : Héroard craignait beaucoup pour son royal client l'usage du vin (l'alcoolisme n'est pas une préoccupation médicale d'apparition contemporaine). Henri IV, qui aimait le bon vin, en faisait verser au Dauphin toutes les fois... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    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...