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Thanatology. Death. Dying

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  • 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...

  • A Social History of Dyingby Allan Kellehear

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

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

  • Studies in Contemporary Jewryby Peter Y. Medding

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 139.99

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00

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