Constructing Death: The Sociology of Dying and Bereavement / Edition 1

Constructing Death: The Sociology of Dying and Bereavement / Edition 1

by Clive Seale
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521595096

ISBN-13: 9780521595094

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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 and health care practitioners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521595094
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

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.

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