Commonsense Book of Death Reflections at Ninety of a Lifelong Thanatologist

ISBN-10: 0742563316

ISBN-13: 9780742563315

Edition: 2008

Authors: Edwin S. Shneidman

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List price: $92.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/3/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Preface
Excerpts from 1973 Deaths of Man
Introduction
Death Work and Stages of Dying
An Appropriate Death
Postvention and the Survivor-Victim
The Postself
Personal and Impersonal Aspects of Death
Ambivalence and Subintention
Death and the State
The Death Certificate
The Psychological Autopsy
Megadeath: Children of the Nuclear Family
Afterword
Intermission: A Retrospective Review of Deaths of Man
Introduction
A Classic of Thanatology
Revised Thoughts of Deaths of Man, Thirty-five Years Later
Introduction
One Fundamental Attribute of Death: On and Off
Two Basic Orientations toward Death: Mine and Yours
Three Stances toward Death: Intentioned, Subintentioned, Unintentioned
Four Traditional Categories of Death: Natural, Accident, Suicide, Homicide
Clarifying Equivocal Deaths
A Psychological Autopsy in a Military Setting
An Appropriate Death: Criteria for a Good-Enough Death
Commonalities of Suicide: A Cubic Model
The Coarsening of Death: Postvention
The Postself: Survival after Death
Matinee
Introduction
"Wednesdays with Ed": A Report by the Author's Psychotherapist
Mourning After
References
Acknowledgments
Monody
Name Index
Subject Index
About the Author
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