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Death and Dying A Sociological Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0745625339

ISBN-13: 9780745625331

Edition: 2007

Authors: Glennys Howarth

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This stimulating new book provides a sophisticated introduction to the key issues in the sociology of death and dying.In recent years, the social sciences have seen an upsurge of interest in death and dying. The fascination with death is reflected in popular media such as newspapers, television documentaries, films and soaps, and, moreover, in the multiplying range of professional roles associated with dying and death. Yet despite its ubiquitous significance, the majority of texts in the field have been written primarily for health professionals. This book breaks with that tradition.It provides a cutting edge, comprehensive discussion of the key topics in death and dying and in so doing…    
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Book details

List price: $83.25
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 1/16/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 312
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Social Characteristics and Attitudes to Death
Death, Denial and Diversity
When and How People Die
Life and Death in 'Risk Society'
Death, Religion and Spirituality
Death and the Media
Social Structures and Individual Experiences of Dying
Dying: Institutionalization and Medicalization
The Good Death
The Social Organization of Sudden Death
The Dying and the Dead Body
Post-Death Rituals of Remembrance and Survival Beliefs
Grief and Loss
Relationships Between the Living and the Dead
Mortuary Rituals
Conclusion: Resurrecting Death?