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Sociology: death & dying books

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What death means now Thinking critically about dying and grieving by Tony Walter What death means now Thinking critically about dying and grieving

Bringing 25 years of research and teaching in the sociology of death and dying to this important book, Tony Walter engages critically with key questions around this universal fact.
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

Death, Dying and Bereavement in a Changing World by Alan R Kemp Death, Dying and Bereavement in a Changing World

This title takes a comprehensive approach, exploring the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of death, dying, and bereavement.Through personal stories from real people, Death, Dying, and Bereavement provides readers with a context for understanding their changing encounters with such...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

Final Journeys Migrant End-of-Life Care and Rituals in Europe by Alistair Hunter Final Journeys Migrant End-of-Life Care and Rituals in Europe

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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/07/2017

The Death Cafe Movement Exploring the Horizons of Mortality by Jack Fong The Death Cafe Movement Exploring the Horizons of Mortality

This sociological work examines the phenomenon of the Death Cafe, a regular gathering of strangers from all walks of life who engage in death talk over coffee, tea, and desserts. Using insightful theoretical frameworks, Fong explores the common themes that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/07/2017

Understanding and Supporting Bereaved Children A Practical Guide for Professionals by Andy McNiel, Pamela Gabbay Understanding and Supporting Bereaved Children A Practical Guide for Professionals
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This welcome addition to the field of childhood bereavement is brimming with innovative yet practical interventions for human service professionals helping grieving youth in a variety of settings. This comprehensive how to book provides both a framework for understanding how...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

European Union Legislation 2012-2013 by Jeff Kenner European Union Legislation 2012-2013

?Focused content, layout and price - Routledge competes and wins in relation to all of these factors? - Craig Lind, University of Sussex, UK ?The best value and best format books on the market.? - Ed Bates, Southampton University, UK...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/06/2017

Death, Mourning, and Burial A Cross-Cultural Reader by Antonius C. G. M. Robben Death, Mourning, and Burial A Cross-Cultural Reader

The definitive reference on the anthropology of death and dying, expanded with new contributions covering everything from animal mourning to mortuary cannibalism Few subjects stir the imagination more than the study of how people across cultures deal with death and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2017

Rethinking Aging Foucault, Victims & Death by Jason L. Powell Rethinking Aging Foucault, Victims & Death


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017

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Confessions of a Funeral Director How the Business of Death Saved My Life by Caleb Wilde Confessions of a Funeral Director How the Business of Death Saved My Life

The blogger behind Confessions of a Funeral Director-what Time magazine called a must read -reflects on mortality and the powerful lessons death holds for every one of us in this compassionate and thoughtful spiritual memoir that combines the humor and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

Engaging with the Dead Exploring Changing Human Beliefs about Death, Mortality and the Human Body by Jennie Bradbury Engaging with the Dead Exploring Changing Human Beliefs about Death, Mortality and the Human Body

Presents important new insights into our understanding and interpretation of past mortuary practices, by integrating archaeological data with theoretical and evidential studies of modern funerary practices, ethnograhpy, theology and textual anaysis
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Sorrow and Solace The Social World of the Cemetery by Philip Bachelor Sorrow and Solace The Social World of the Cemetery

Sorrow and Solace focuses on the importance of cemeteries in the lives of everyday mourners, and ways in which our bereaved give meaning to and draw value from their commemorative activities. The death of someone dear to us is among...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Freedom to Choose How to Make End-of-Life Decisions on Your Own Terms by Burnell M. Burnell, Dale A. Lund Freedom to Choose How to Make End-of-Life Decisions on Your Own Terms
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Freedom of Information in a Post 9-11 World is, to date, the first international scholarly examination of the impact of the terrorist attack on the United States in terms of how it may alter academic and corporate research, as well...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Life's End Technocratic Dying in an Age of Spiritual Yearning by David Wendell Moller Life's End Technocratic Dying in an Age of Spiritual Yearning

The explicit purpose of this book is to analyze dying and death in the cosmopolitan, modern setting. There is, however, an additional theme that is implicit in the analysis and observations. The portrait of dying, which is provided in the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Death 101 A Workbook for Educating and Healing by Sandra Helene Straub Death 101 A Workbook for Educating and Healing

The purpose of Death 101: A Workbook for Educating and Healing is to provide an understanding of dying, death, and bereavement that will assist individuals to cope better with and understand their own death and the death of others. It...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

On Death Without Dignity The Human Impact of Technological Dying by David Wendell Moller On Death Without Dignity The Human Impact of Technological Dying

Candidly written, On Death Without Dignity: The Human Impact of Technological Dying , attempts to re-humanize the inevitable biological occurrence called dying. It is Moller's view that through the advancement of medicalized technology, has come the demise of the contemporary...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Perspectives on Death and Dying by Richard A. Kalish Perspectives on Death and Dying


Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Suicide by Cop Committing Suicide by Provoking Police to Shoot You by Mark Lindsay, David Lester Suicide by Cop Committing Suicide by Provoking Police to Shoot You
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This book examines what we know about the phenomenon of suicide by cop and places this behavior in a broader context. For example, some murder victims (perhaps as many as a quarter) provoke the murderer, to some extent, into killing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

And the Passenger Was Death The Drama and Trauma of Losing a Child by Douglas Daher And the Passenger Was Death The Drama and Trauma of Losing a Child

How long have you been thirsting for tempting, tantalizing teasers, craving for challenging cryptographic conundrums? A sequel to Have Some Sums to Solve, this work can satiate the desires of even the most prolific puzzle enthusiast.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Kinship Bereavement in Later Life A Special Issue of Omega - Journal of Death and Dying by Brian de Vries Kinship Bereavement in Later Life A Special Issue of Omega - Journal of Death and Dying

This collection of articles is an outgrowth of the Death, Dying, Bereavement and Widowhood Interest Group of the Gerontological Society of America and comprises empirical accounts of several distinct family losses: the death of a spouse, sibling, parent, child, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Meeting the Needs of Our Clients Creatively The Impact of Art and Culture on Caregiving by John D. Morgan Meeting the Needs of Our Clients Creatively The Impact of Art and Culture on Caregiving

Meeting the Needs of Our Clients Creatively: The Impact of Art and Culture on Caregiving is an important new work which integrates traditional understandings of care of the dying and bereaved with the use of arts and other forms of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Caring Relationships The Dying and the Bereaved by Richard A. Kalish Caring Relationships The Dying and the Bereaved

Just as everyone must die, almost everyone will deal with death among close friends or loved ones. This collection explores the often difficult issues of human relationships with the dying, as well as the many stresses and burdens faced by...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Death, Dying, Transcending Views from Many Cultures by Richard A. Kalish Death, Dying, Transcending Views from Many Cultures

Every living thing must die, but only human beings know it. This knowledge can bring to the living, anxiety and despair or new richness and meaning. This volume explores the problems and possibilities of coping with this universal experience.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Death and Dying Views from Many Cultures by Richard A. Kalish Death and Dying Views from Many Cultures

Death is a constant in every society, but each of the world's cultures views the end of life differently. This book examines beliefs about dying, burial, and life after death held by peoples of wide ranging societies.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Other books in this genre

What Really Happens When You Die? by Andrew McLauchlin What Really Happens When You Die?


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/05/2017

Death and Dying in India Ageing and End-of-Life Care of the Elderly by Suhita Chopra Chatterjee, Jaydeep Sengupta Death and Dying in India Ageing and End-of-Life Care of the Elderly
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Most aged in India are experiencing a highly protracted death in hospitals, entangled in tubes and machines. Such 'medicalised death' entails huge psychological, social and financial costs for both patients and their caregivers. There are also many who are dying...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/05/2017

Handbook of the Sociology of Death, Grief, and Bereavement A Guide to Theory and Practice by Gerry R. Cox Handbook of the Sociology of Death, Grief, and Bereavement A Guide to Theory and Practice

The Handbook of the Sociology of Death, Grief, and Bereavement sets issues of death and dying in a broad and holistic social context. Its three parts explore classical sociology, developments in sociological thought, and the ways that sociological insights can...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2017

Handbook of the Sociology of Death, Grief, and Bereavement A Guide to Theory and Practice by Gerry R. Cox Handbook of the Sociology of Death, Grief, and Bereavement A Guide to Theory and Practice

The Handbook of the Sociology of Death, Grief, and Bereavement sets issues of death and dying in a broad and holistic social context. Its three parts explore classical sociology, developments in sociological thought, and the ways that sociological insights can...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/05/2017

Cremation and the Archaeology of Death by Jessica Cerezo-Roman Cremation and the Archaeology of Death

This collection brings together leading experts and new voices in the study of death in the human past. The book explores the rich range of archaeological evidence shedding light on the use of cremation from prehistory to the present day.
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/04/2017

Homeward Bound Modern Families, Elder Care, and Loss by Naomi Cahn, Amy Ziettlow Homeward Bound Modern Families, Elder Care, and Loss
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Homeward Bound shows that as family structure becomes more complex, so too does elder care, and existing institutions and legal approaches are not prepared to handle those complexities. As 79 million American Baby Boomers approach old age, their diverse family...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/04/2017

Remembering Lives Conversations with the Dying and the Bereaved by Lorraine Hedtke, John Winslade Remembering Lives Conversations with the Dying and the Bereaved
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Grief is frequently thought of as an ordeal we must simply survive. This book offers a fresh approach to the negotiation of death and grief. It is founded in principles of constructive conversation that focus on remembering lives, in contrast...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/03/2017

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