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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Brief History of Deathby Douglas Davies

    Wiley 2008; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • 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$ 36.00

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