Last Dance - Encountering Death and Dying

ISBN-10: 0073532010
ISBN-13: 9780073532011
Edition: 9th 2011
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Description: The best-selling textbook in the field, The Last Dance offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of death and dying. Integrating the experiential, scholarly, social, individual, emotional, and intellectual dimensions of death and dying, the  More...

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Book details

List price: $72.99
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 11/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 704
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

The best-selling textbook in the field, The Last Dance offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of death and dying. Integrating the experiential, scholarly, social, individual, emotional, and intellectual dimensions of death and dying, the eighth edition of this acclaimed text has been revised to offer cutting-edge and comprehensive coverage of death studies. This new edition of The Last Dance provides solid grounding in theory and research, as well as practical application to students' lives

Student learning is the focus of Angela Lumpkin's approach to teaching. She first seeks to learn who her students are and what they know so that she and her students can work together to determine what they need to know and be able to do. This instructional approach has enabled her to help students effectively explore the fields of physical education, exercise science, and sport studies through the variety of course she had taught from history and philosophy of physical education and sport to sport management. Dr. Lumpkin began her career at the University of North Carolina in 1974 where she advanced to become the first female in the Department of Physical Education to become a full professor. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Arkansas and her Ph.D. in sport history is from The Ohio State University. Dr. Lumpkin also has an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently Dean of the School of Education at the University of Kansas. Dr. Lumpkin has held leadership positions in the North Carolina Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NCAHPERD), the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, and many other professional organizations. She is the author of seven books including Introduction to Physical Education, Exercise Science and Sport Studies, fifth edition, and has written numerous refereed articles and made over 100 professional presentations.Stephen L. Harris is Professor Emeritus of Humanities and Religious Studies at California State University, Sacramento, where he served ten years as department chair. A Woodrow Wilson Fellow, he received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University. A member of the Society of Biblical Literature, his publications include Understanding the Bible (8th edition, 2011); The Old Testament: An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (with Robert Platzner); Classical Mythology: Images and Insights (with Gloria Platzner); Exploring the Bible; and Fire Mountains of the West: The Cascade and Mono Lake Volcanoes, a survey of volcanic hazards on the U.S. Pacific Coast; and for National Geographic Books, Restless Earth, a study of global earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. He contributed the chapter on “Archaeology and Volcanism” to the Encyclopedia of Volcanoes (Academic Press, 2000).

Attitudes Toward Death: A Climate of Change
Learning About Death: The Influence of Sociocultural Forces
Perspectives on Death: Cultural and Historical
Death Systems: Mortality and Society
Health Care: Patients, Staff, and Institutions
End-of-Life Issues and Decisions
Facing Death: Living with Life-Threatening Illness
Last Rites: Funerals and Body Disposition
Survivors: Understanding the Experience of Loss
Death in the Lives of Children and Adolescents
Death in the Lives of Adults
Suicide
Threats of Horrendous Death
Beyond Death / After Life
The Path Ahead: Personal and Social Choices

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