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Death & Dying

  • Regional Cultures and Mortality in Americaby Stephen J. Kunitz

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Examines how state government policies and their historic beginnings have present-day effects on their residents' political lives and on population health, especially for marginalized groups. more...

  • The Tombs of Pompeiiby Virginia L. Campbell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book offers a comprehensive overview of the tombs of Pompeii and its immediate environs, examining the funerary culture of the population, delving into the importance of social class and self-representation, and developing a broad understanding of Pompeii?s funerary epigraphy and business. The Pompeian corpus of evidence has heretofore been studied... more...

  • The Labour of Memoryby Matthew Allen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book presents a study of remembrance practices emerging after the 2005 London bombings. Matthew Allen explores a range of cases that not only illustrate the effects of the organisation of remembrance on its participants, but reveal how people engaged in memorial culture to address difficult and unbearable conditions in the wake of 7/7. more...

  • The Labour of Memoryby Matthew Allen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book presents a study of remembrance practices emerging after the 2005 London bombings. Matthew Allen explores a range of cases that not only illustrate the effects of the organisation of remembrance on its participants, but reveal how people engaged in memorial culture to address difficult and unbearable conditions in the wake of 7/7. more...

  • Death, Dying, and Bereavementby Judith Stillion; Thomas Attig

    Springer Publishing Company 2014; US$ 75.00

    Delivers the collective wisdom of foremost scholars and practitioners in the death and dying movement from its inception to the present. Written by luminaries who have shaped the field, this capstone book distills the collective wisdom of foremost scholars and practitioners who together have nearly a millennium of experience in the death and dying... more...

  • Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Ageby Christopher Moreman; Dave Lewis

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 58.00

    This fascinating work explores the meaning of death in the digital age, showing readers the new ways digital technology allows humans to approach, prepare for, and handle their ultimate destiny. more...

  • When We Dieby Cedric Mims

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    An unusually comprehensive study of death as both a social and scientific phenomenon, When We Die is as frank as it is informed. This far-reaching discussion considers mortality from the personal and the universal perspective, generously citing past and present poets and physicians from a diverse and telling range of traditions. Mims, who for two... more...

  • Power of Death, Theby Maria-Jose Blanco; Ricarda Vidal

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 100.00

    The social and cultural changes of the last century have transformed death from an everyday fact to something hidden from view. Shifting between the practical and the theoretical, the professional and the intimate, the real and the fictitious, this collection of essays explores the continued power of death over our lives. It examines the idea and... more...

  • Death, Disability, and the Superheroby Josť Alaniz

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 65.00

    The first full-length examination of the evolving superhero through the lens of disability studies more...

  • Being Mortalby Atul Gawande

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 26.99

    In Being Mortal , bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death,... more...