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Death & Dying

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  • Mediating and Remediating Deathby Dorthe Refslund Christensen; Kjetil Sandvik

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    From the ritual object which functions as a substitute for the dead - thus acting as a medium for communicating with the ’other world’ - to the representation of death, violence and suffering in media, or the use of online social networks as spaces of commemoration, media of various kinds are central to the communication and performance of death-related... more...

  • Emotion, Identity and Deathby Chang-Won Park; Douglas J. Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Death affects all aspects of life, it touches our emotions and influences our identity. Presenting a kaleidoscope of informative views of death, dying and human response, this book reveals how different disciplines contribute to understanding the theme of death. Drawing together new and established scholars, this is the first book among the studies... more...

  • By Himselfby Deborah van den Hoonaard

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2010; Not Available

    An eminently readable and accessible book, By Himself sheds new light on the social meaning of being a widower. more...

  • Modern Deathby Haider Warraich

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 18.89

    There is no more universal truth in life than death. No matter who you are, it is certain that one day you will die, but the mechanics and understanding of that experience will differ greatly in today’s modern age. Dr. Haider Warraich is a young and brilliant new voice in the conversation about death and dying started by Dr. Sherwin Nuland and Atul... more...

  • Megaproject: Case Study of China's Three Gorges Projectby Shiu-hung Luk; Joseph Whitney

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This volume translates crucial Chinese documents on a debate currently raging in China on a proposed project that has enormous implications for its environmental, economic, and social impact - the Three Gorges (Sanxia) Project on the Yangtze River. The most massive water resource project ever planned in China and one of the largest in the world, the... more...

  • The Way We Die Nowby Seamus O'Mahony

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 16.99

    An Irish physician explores the ways in which society has lost the ability to deal with death. more...

  • The Way We Die Nowby Seamus O'Mahony

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 18.89

    We have lost the ability to deal with death. Most of our friends and beloved relations will die in a busy hospital in the care of strangers, doctors, and nurses they have known at best for a couple of weeks. They may not even know they are dying, victims of the kindly lie that there is still hope. They are unlikely to see even their family doctor... more...

  • The Afterlife Surveyby Maureen Milliken

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 10.99

    Is there life after death? It depends on who you ask...It happens to all of us, yet...what happens when we die? Are we reincarnated? Do we go to heaven? Is death the end of everything? Or do our souls pass on to another life? Do we even have souls? These are the questions humans have wrestled with since the dawn of mankind. We've heard answers from... more...

  • Death Need Not Be Fatalby Malachy McCourt; Brian McDonald

    Center Street 2017; US$ 28.00

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  • Last Wishby Betty Rollin

    PublicAffairs 2008; US$ 20.00

    At a time when tempers flare over the Oregon assisted suicide law and Jack Kevorkian's physician-aid-in-dying, Last Wish, Betty Rollin's groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, is due for a rereading. Last Wish is an intimate, fiercely honest memoir of a daughter's struggle to come to terms with her terminally ill mother's decision to die. More than... more...