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Ethnic Variations in Dying, Death and Grief: Diversity in Universality [NOOK Book]


First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Ethnic Variations in Dying, Death and Grief: Diversity in Universality

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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Enlightens death and dying professionals on the different approaches and attitudes to death by people from various cultures. The examples and analysis are presented by contributors from the cultural group. Other chapters provide cross-cultural and personal perspectives, and reflections and conclusions. Paper edition (278-0), $24.50. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317756859
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/2/2014
  • Series: Death Education, Aging and Health Care
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 1,069,252
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction - Multiculturalism and the Majority Population 1
Pt. 1 Cross-Cultural and Personal Perspectives
Ch. 1 Cross-Cultural Variation in the Experience, Expression, and Understanding of Grief 13
Ch. 2 One Woman's Interracial Journey 21
Ch. 3 Personal Reflections on Death, Grief, and Cultural Diversity 29
Pt. 2 Dying, Death, and Grief Among Selected Ethnic Communities
Ch. 4 Mourning and Funeral Customs of African Americans 51
Ch. 5 Mexican American Perspectives Related to Death 67
Ch. 6 Hmong Death Customs: Traditional and Acculturated 79
Ch. 7 Native Americans: Adapting, Yet Retaining 101
Ch. 8 To Honor the Dead and Comfort the Mourners: Traditions in Judaism 113
Ch. 9 Death and Dying in Buddhism 125
Ch. 10 Islamic Customs Regarding Death 137
Ch. 11 Memorial Services among Quakers and Unitarians 147
Pt. 3 Reflections and Conclusions
Ch. 12 Reflections by Professional Practitioners 163
Ch. 13 Conclusions 181
APP. A Ethnic Population Data and Trends-United States and Canada 191
APP. B Questions that Might be Asked 195
APP. C Personal Reflections on the African American Experience 201
APP. D Personal Reflections on the Hispanic Experience 203
General Bibliography 207
Bibliography for Children 211
Index 213
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