Death, Gender and Ethnicity / Edition 1

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Overview

Death, Gender and Ethnicity examines the ways in which gender and ethnicity shape the experiences of dying and bereavement, taking as its focus the diversity of ways through which the universal event of death is encountered. It brings together 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.
Though death and dying have been an increasingly important focus for academics and clinicians over the last thirty years, much of this work provides little insight into the impact of gender and ethnicity on the experience. The result is often a universalising representation which fails to take account of the personally unique and culturally specific experiences associated with a death. Drawing on a range of detailed case studies, Death, Gender and Ethnicity develops a more 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415146791
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/23/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Introduction
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
Index 222
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