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Thanatology. Death. Dying

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  • Encyclopaedia of Death and Dyingby Glennys Howarth; Oliver Leaman

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 305.00

    In recent years there has been a massive upsurge in academic, professional and lay interest in mortality. This is reflected in academic and professional literature, in the popular media and in the proliferation of professional roles and training courses associated with aspects of death and dying. Until now the majority of reference material on death... more...

  • Fragile Livesby Beverley McNamara

    Allen & Unwin 2001; US$ 31.81

    A sensitively observed ethnographic account of the experience of terminal illness and care. more...

  • Changing Ways of Death in Twentieth Century Australiaby Pat Jalland

    University of NSW Press 2006; US$ 32.95

    Death and bereavement come to us all. This is the first book to help us explain and understand their history across twentieth-century Australia. It draws aside the veil of silence that surrounded death for fifty years after 1918 ? characterised by denial, minimal ritual and private sorrow ? and explores the dramatic changes since the 1980s. Emotional... more...

  • Representations of Deathby Mary Bradbury

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 63.95

    Drawing upon a rare and highly original ethnography of contemporary mortuary practices, Representations of Death takes the reader through the medical, bureaucratic, commercial and ritual aspects of death Going behind the scenes at hospitals, funeral parlours, crematoria and cemeteries, as well as holding poignant, in-depth interviews with bereaved... more...

  • The Revival of Deathby Tony Walter

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 65.95

    Talking about death is now fashionable, but how should we talk? Who should we listen to - priests, doctors, cousellors, or ourselves? Has psychology replaced religion in telling us how to die? This provocative book takes a sociological look at the revival of interest in death, focusing on the hospice movement and bereavement counselling. It will be... more...

  • Foundations of Violenceby Grace M Jantzen; Grace M. Jantzen

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 52.95

    The pursuit of death and the love of death has characterized Western culture from Homeric times through centuries of Christianity, taking particular deadly shapes in Western postmodernity. This necrophilia shows itself in destruction and violence, in a focus on other worlds and degradation of this one, and in hatred of the body, sense and sexuality.... more...

  • Studies in Contemporary Jewryby Peter Y. Medding

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 119.99

    How has the Jewish family changed over the course of the twentieth century? How has it remained the same? How do Jewish families see themselves--historically, socially, politically, and economically--and how would they like to be seen by others? This book, the fourteenth volume of Oxford's internationally acclaimed Studies in Contemporary Jewry series,... more...

  • Beyond the Bodyby Elizabeth Hallam; Jenny Hockey; Glennys Howarth

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 62.95

    Beyond the Body presents a new and sophisticated approach to death, dying and bereavement, and the sociology of the body. The authors challenge existing theories that put the body at the centre of identity. They go 'beyond the body' to highlight the persistence of self-identity even when the body itself has been disposed of or is missing. Chapters... more...

  • Endingsby Michael C. Kearl

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 75.00

    Arguing that death is the central force shaping our social life and order, the author draws on a wide variety of disciplines to provide a broad sociological perspective on the interrelationships of life and death. more...

  • Remember Meby Margaret Mitchell

    Taylor & Francis 2007; US$ 37.50

    Much of the literature speaks of healthy bereavement as letting go of the deceased and moving forward with life. This title challenges that notion, discussing the meaning attributed to death and to the anticipation of death. It looks at the ways in which one's relationship with loved ones continues, endures, and perhaps even grows after death. more...