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Death & Dying

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  • The Ecstasy of Rita Joeby George Ryga

    Talonbooks 2016; US$ 17.99

    In perhaps the best-known Canadian play, Rita Joe is a young native woman who leaves the reservation for the city. more...

  • After We Said Goodbyeby Sean Davison

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 22.08

    Sean Davison made headlines when he was arrested in New Zealand for matricide. The story that emerged - how he helped his ailing mother to die - is the subject of his affecting book, Before We Say Goodbye . This second book, After We Said Goodbye , takes up the story from there: his arrest, trial and sentencing and the dramatic events that followed... more...

  • Mourning Remainsby Isaias Rojas-Perez

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Mourning Remains examines the attempts to find, recover, and identify the bodies of Peruvians who were disappeared during the 1980s and 1990s counterinsurgency campaign in Peru's central southern Andes. Isaias Rojas-Perez explores the lives and political engagement of elderly Quechua mothers as they attempt to mourn and seek recognition for their... more...

  • Final Journeysby Alistair Hunter; Eva Soom Ammann

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 140.00

    A recurring theme of the public discourse on immigration in Europe today is that migrants are primarily young people, of working age. Against this short-sighted view, the main contribution of this book is to propose that processes of ageing and dying constitute a critical juncture in the settlement of migrant-origin communities, precipitating novel... more...

  • 101 Amazing Unusual Deathsby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2017; US$ 4.49

    Death is the one thing about life we can be sure of. But exactly how we shuffle off this mortal coil is another story altogether. Whilst the boring among us may well drift off in our sleep, and the unlucky suffer painfully in some horrible accident, very occasionally death will come in such an unusual way as to be particularly notewor... more...

  • Military Pilgrimage and Battlefield Tourismby John Eade; Mario Kati?

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Military Pilgrimage and Battlefield Tourism is the first volume to bring together a detailed analysis of professional military pilgrimage with other forms of commemorating military conflict. The volume looks beyond the discussion of battlefield tourism undertaken primarily by civilians which has dominated research until now through an analysis of... more...

  • Gone to the Graveby Abby Burnett

    University Press of Mississippi 2015; US$ 25.00

    A rich survey of folk practices prior to mortuaries and the funeral industry more...

  • Young People Living With Cancerby Anne Grinyer

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 47.00

    Presents an account of what it is like to be an adolescent or young adult living with cancer. This book provides contextual and statistical information on the incidence of cancer in young adults. This book is useful for health professionals engaged in the care of young adults with cancer and support workers in the health services. more...

  • Death's Dominionby Simon Woods

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 46.00

    This book looks at death and the issues and ethical dilemmas faced at the end of life. It addresses the central issues in the field such as withholding and withdrawing treatment, euthanasia and assisted suicide, terminal sedation and CPR (Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation) and palliative care. The author also speculated about how things might develop... more...

  • On Bereavementby J.A. Walter

    McGraw-Hill Education 1999; US$ 47.00

    Some societies and some individuals find a place for their dead, others leave them behind. This book looks at the social position of the bereaved. It applies sociological insights to one of the most personal of human situations. It is useful for students on medical, nursing, counselling and social work courses that include bereavement as a topic. more...