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Thanatology. Death. Dying

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  • Death in Ancient Romeby Valerie Hope

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 41.95

    Presenting a wide range of relevant, translated texts on death, burial and commemoration in the Roman world, this book is organized thematically and supported by discussion of recent scholarship. The breadth of material included ensures that this sourcebook will shed light on the way death was thought about and dealt with in Roman society. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Spectacles of Death in Ancient Romeby Donald G. Kyle

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    The elaborate and inventive slaughter of humans and animals in the arena fed an insatiable desire for violent spectacle among the Roman people. Donald G. Kyle combines the words of ancient authors with current scholarly research and cross-cultural perspectives, as he explores * the origins and historical development of the games * who the victims were... more...

  • Death, Gender and Ethnicityby David Field; Dr David Field; Jenny Hockey; Neil Small

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95

    Death, Gender and Ethnicity examines the ways in which gender and ethnicity shape the experiences of dying and bereavement, taking as its focus the diversity of ways through which the universal event of death is encountered. It brings together accounts of how these experiences are actually managed with analyses of a range of representations of dying... more...

  • Death, Grief and Poverty in Britain, 1870?1914by Julie-Marie Strange

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 34.00

    A 2005 study of expression of grief among the working class in Victorian and Edwardian Britain. more...