Ethnic Variations in Dying, Death, and Grief: Diversity in Universality / Edition 1

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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Describes mourning & grief customs among various ethnic/religious groups.

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The strength of the book is that contributors write about their own traditions rather than reporting on studies about traditions... the reader gains a respect for the varied ways racial, ethnic, and cultural groups have learned to try to make sense of death.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560322788
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/28/1993
  • Series: Death Education, Aging and Health Care Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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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