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Thanatology. Death. Dying

  • 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...

  • Representations of Deathby Mary Bradbury

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 63.95

    Drawing upon a rare and highly original ethnography of mortuary practices in the 1990s, this is an intriguing book which takes the reader through the medical, bureaucratic, commercial and ritual aspects of death today. 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95

    Examines the ways in which gender and ethnicity shape the diversity of experiences of dying and bereavement. Drawing on a range of detailed case studies, this collection seeks to develop a more sensitive theoretical approach. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 62.95

    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. 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. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Death and Dyingby Glennys Howarth; Oliver Leaman

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 305.00

    The Encyclopedia of Death and Dying is the definitive reference source for death, dying and related concepts. It will prove an essential resource for teachers, researchers, professionals and all those with a lay interest in mortality. 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 52.95

    Foundations of Violence enters the ancient world of Homer, Plato and Aristotle to explore the genealogy of violence in Western thought through its emergence in Greece and Rome. 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...