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ways in which gender and ethnicity shape the experiences of dying and bereavement, focusing on the many ways through which the universal event of death is encountered. It collects accounts of how these experiences are ...
ways in which gender and ethnicity shape the experiences of dying and bereavement, focusing on the many ways through which the universal event of death is encountered. It collects accounts of how these experiences are actually managed with analyses of a range of representations of dying
and grieving in order to provide a more theoretical approach to the relationship between death, gender and ethnicity.
Drawing on a range of detailed case studies, Death, Gender and Ethnicity develops a sensitive theoretical approach which will be invaluable reading for students and practitioners in health studies, sociology, social work and medical anthropology.
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|1||Making sense of difference: death, gender and ethnicity in modern Britain||1|
|2||Death at the beginning of life||29|
|3||'Shoring up the walls of heartache': parental responses to the death of a child||52|
|4||Masculinity and loss||76|
|5||Women in grief: cultural representation and social practice||89|
|6||Death and the transformation of gender in image and text||108|
|7||Beauty and the Beast: sex and death in the tabloid press||124|
|8||Absent minorities? Ethnicity and the use of palliative care services||142|
|9||Culture is not enough: a critique of multi-culturalism in palliative care||166|
|10||Death, gender and memory: remembering loss and burial as a migrant||187|
|11||Death and difference||202|