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Death & Dying

  • Glimpsing Heavenby Judy Bachrach

    National Geographic Society 2014; US$ 15.00

    If you caught a glimpse of heaven, would you choose to come back to life? Investigative journalist Judy Bachrach has collected accounts of those who died and then returned to life with lucid, vivid memories of what occurred while they were dead, and the conclusions are astonishing. Clinical death?the moment when the heart stops beating and brain stem... more...

  • Eventful Bodiesby Michael Schillmeier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Disrupting, questioning and altering the taken-for-granted ‘cosmos’ of everyday life, the experiences of illness challenge the different ways in which social normalcy is remembered, maintained and expected. Using rich qualitative and ethnographic data alongside print and on-line media sources, this book explores the various experiences of... more...

  • Mediating and Remediating Deathby Dorthe Refslund Christensen; Kjetil Sandvik

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Presenting rich, new interdisciplinary empirical case studies and fieldwork from the US and Europe, Asia, The Middle East, Australasia and Africa, Mediating and Remediating Death shows how different media forms contribute to the shaping and transformation of various forms of death and commemoration, whether in terms of their range and distribution,... more...

  • The Whale / A Bright New Boiseby Samuel D. Hunter

    Theatre Communications Group 2014;

    Two plays by one of America?s brightest young playwrights. more...

  • Life Lessonsby Elisabeth David Kessler Kubler-Ross

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; Not Available

    Is this really how I want to live my life? Each one of us at some point asks this question. The tragedy is not that life is short, but that we often see only in hindsight what really matters. In this, her first book on life and living, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross joins with David Kessler to guide readers through the practical and spiritual lessons we need... more...

  • On Grief and Grievingby Elisabeth David Kessler Kubler-Ross

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; Not Available

    One of the most important psychological studies of the late twentieth century, On Death and Dying grew out of Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's famous interdisciplinary seminar on death, life and transition. In this remarkable book, Dr. Kubler-Ross first explores the now-famous stages of death: denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.... more...

  • William Corder and the Red Barn Murderby Shane McCorristine

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This study reassesses the criminal body from sentencing to execution and afterlife, using the nineteenth-century Red Barn murder as a case study. Positioned within the burgeoning field of medical humanities, it places culture and power at the centre of debates surrounding criminal justice and public punishment. more...

  • Organ Transplants from Executed Prisonersby Louis J. Palmer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    In this revised edition, this book continues the debate on whether transplantable organs of executed capital felons should be used to save lives. It provides the reader with relevant data and information necessary for making an informed and intelligent decision on this crucial matter. In a balanced approach, constitutional arguments on behalf of capital... more...

  • Natural Burialby Andy Clayden; Trish Green; Jenny Hockey; Mark Powell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    This book unravels the many different experiences, meanings and realities of natural burial. Twenty years after the first natural burial ground opened there is an opportunity to reflect on how a concept for a very different approach to caring for our dead has become a reality: new providers, new landscapes and a hybrid of new and traditional rituals.... more...

  • The Removersby Andrew Meredith

    Scribner 2014; US$ 24.00

    A dark, poignant, and emotionally brave coming-of-age memoir: the story of a young man who, by handling the dead, makes peace with the living. For almost twenty years I mistook my father?s downfall as my own. But it wasn?t. It was not my sister?s either, nor my mother?s. A literature professor at La Salle University, Andrew Meredith?s father... more...