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Thanatology. Death. Dying

  • 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...

  • Spectacles of Death in Ancient Romeby Donald G. Kyle

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    Rome killed many thousands of people & animals in elaborate public spectacles. This provocative book asks not only who the victims were, and why they were killed in such a brutal fashion, but what happened to their bodies. 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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, 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...