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Sociology: death & dying books

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Anthropology of Dying A Participant Observation with Dying Persons in Germany by Mira Menzfeld Anthropology of Dying A Participant Observation with Dying Persons in Germany

Mira Menzfeld explores dying persons' experiences of their own dying processes. She reveals cultural specificities of pre-exital dying in contemporary Germany, paying special attention to how concepts of dying `(un)well' are perceived and realized by dying persons.
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/11/2017

Researching Death, Dying and Bereavement by Erica (Open University, UK) Borgstrom Researching Death, Dying and Bereavement
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This book examines research on death, dying and bereavement, and how our approaches, perceptions and expectations shapes what we can know about the end of life. The contributions include personal and professional reflections, and practical suggestions for conducting research in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Death & Dying, Life & Living by Kenneth (The College of New Rochelle) Doka, Charles (Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville) Corr, Donna (Saint Louis Corr Death & Dying, Life & Living
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Practical and inspiring, this book helps you learn how to navigate encounters with death, dying, and bereavement. The authors emphasize ways that individuals and families can cope with life-threatening illness, grief, funerals, and other death-related topics -- including how to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2017

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

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

Coming Soon

Dying to Eat Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife by Candi K. Cann Dying to Eat Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife

Food has played a major role in funerary and memorial practices since the dawn of the human race. In the ancient Roman world, for example, it was common practice to build channels from the tops of graves into the crypts...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/01/2018

Burying Jihadis Bodies Between State, Territory, and Identity by Riva Kastoryano Burying Jihadis Bodies Between State, Territory, and Identity

New thinking on the practical and ethical quandaries of dealing with Islamist-inspired suicide attackers' corpses.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2018

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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 practical guide provides a framework and useful techniques for helping bereaved youth in numerous settingsThis welcomed addition to the field of childhood bereavement is brimming with innovative yet practical interventions for human service professionals helping grieving youth in a...
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

Tod, Trauer, Totenkult-Knigge 2100 by Horst Hanisch Tod, Trauer, Totenkult-Knigge 2100


Format: Paperback - Released: 31/05/2017

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

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