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Thanatology. Death. Dying

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Social History of Dyingby Allan Kellehear

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 25.00

    A Social History of Dying, first published in 2007, examines the major challenges we will face for our eventual deaths. 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...

  • A Brief History of Deathby Douglas Davies

    Wiley 2008; US$ 64.95

    The act of death itself and the rituals surrounding it vary enormously and shed a fascinating light on the cultures of which they are a part. In this brief and lively history, Douglas Davies – internationally acknowledged as one of the leading experts in this field – tackles some of the most significant aspects of death and weaves them... more...

  • Adolescents and Warby Brian K Barber

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 44.99

    Hundreds of thousands of children are forced or legally recruited combatants in no fewer than 70 warring parties across the world. In addition to these child soldiers, thousands of youth voluntarily participate in politically related conflict. Why, how, and in what capacities are such large numbers of teenagers involved in war and how are they affected?... 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...