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Death & Dying

  • After One-Hundred-and-Twentyby Hillel Halkin

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    After One-Hundred-and-Twenty provides a richly nuanced and deeply personal look at Jewish attitudes and practices regarding death, mourning, and the afterlife as they have existed and evolved from biblical times to today. Taking its title from the Hebrew and Yiddish blessing to live to a ripe old age?Moses is said to have been 120 years old when... more...

  • The Way We Die Nowby Seamus O'Mahoney; Seamus O'Mahony

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 14.57

    An Irish physician explores the ways in which society has lost the ability to deal with death. more...

  • Mediating and Remediating Deathby Dorthe Refslund Christensen; Kjetil Sandvik

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    From the ritual object which functions as a substitute for the dead - thus acting as a medium for communicating with the ?other world? - to the representation of death, violence and suffering in media, or the use of online social networks as spaces of commemoration, media of various kinds are central to the communication and performance of death-related... more...

  • Most Deserving of Death?by Kenneth Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The role of capital punishment in America has been criticised by those for and against the death penalty, by the judiciary, academics, the media and by prison personnel. This book demonstrates that it is the inconsistent and often incoherent jurisprudence of the United States Supreme Court which accounts for a system so lacking in public confidence.... more...

  • A Good Deathby Sandra Martin

    HarperCollins Canada 2016; US$ 21.99

    We can?t avoid death, but the prospect is a lot less terrifying since the Supreme Court of Canada legalized physician-assisted death. Competent adults, suffering grievously from intolerable medical conditions, will have the right to ask for a doctor?s help in ending their lives. That much is clear. The challenge now is to pass legislation that reflects... more...

  • Suicide and Agencyby Ludek Broz; Daniel Münster

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Suicide and Agency offers an original and timely challenge to existing ways of understanding suicide. Through the use of rich and detailed case studies, the authors assembled in this volume explore how interplay of self-harm, suicide, personhood and agency varies markedly across site (Greenland, Siberia, India, Palestine and Mexico) and setting (self-run... more...

  • Mon père ce bébéby Sébastien Tâche

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Et si la réincarnation était possible ? Au début, ce fut une succession de bonheurs, de découvertes toutes plus surprenantes les unes que les autres. Mon premier mot, mon premier vélo, Papa et Maman, toujours à mes côtés, mon grand-frère Jimmy et surtout Coucou, mon canari. Puis il y eut l?incendie. Aujourd?hui, Coucou n?est plus et malgré Coucou... more...

  • Hope and Graceby Monika Renz; Mark Kyburz

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 24.95

    Introducing a specialised approach to the spiritual care of patients, this book explores how you can understand different types of spiritual experience among suffering patients and engage with them creatively as an essential part of good care. Case studies enable you to work confidently with religious and non-religious people in your care. more...

  • Death on Earthby Jules Howard

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 18.99

    Natural selection depends on death; little would evolve without it. Every animal on Earth is shaped by its presence and fashioned by its spectre. We are all survivors of starvation, drought, volcanic eruptions, meteorites, plagues, parasites, predators, freak weather events, tussles and scraps, and our bodies are shaped by these ancient events. Some... more...

  • The Big Moveby Ruth Ray Karpen; Helen Q. Kivnick; Margaret M. Gullette; Anne M. Wyatt-Brown

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 17.99

    When her husband?s ill health forces them to move into an assisted living facility, Anne Wyatt-Brown suddenly finds herself surrounded by elderly residents,manyof them sick or disabled. In this lively and provocative collection, other distinguished gerontologists reflect on Anne?s movingaccount of her transitionfrom an isolated caregiver at home to... more...