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Constructing Death


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Oktober 1998

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Constructing Death reviews sociological, anthropological and historical studies of death, grief and mourning in order to illuminate present-day experience. It is both an introduction to the sociological study of death, dying and bereavement, and an original contribution to death studies and social theory, combining a theoretical argument with original research material. The volume will be of use to students and scholars of sociology, as well as health care practitioners.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Part I. Social and Material Worlds: 1. Experiencing and representing the body; 2. Death, embodiment and social structure; 3. The social aspect of death; Part II. Representing Death: 4. Medicine, modernity and the risks of life; 5. The revival of death awareness; 6. Reporting death; Part III. Experiencing Death: 7. Falling from culture; 8. Awareness and control of dying; 9. Grief and resurrective practices.

Pressestimmen

'... a stimulating and lucid volume ... a book that will be of wide interest to ... social scientists, students of health and illness and the body'. Times Higher Education Supplement
EAN: 9780521594301
ISBN: 0521594308
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 1998
Format: gebunden
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