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The A-Z of Death and Dying: Social, Medical, and Cultural Aspects: Social, Medical, and Cultural Aspects
     

The A-Z of Death and Dying: Social, Medical, and Cultural Aspects: Social, Medical, and Cultural Aspects

by Michael John Brennan
 

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This engaging and informative resource provides readers with an understanding of the social, cultural, and historical influences that shape our encounters with death, dying, and bereavement—a universal experience across humanity.

• Provides comprehensive yet easily accessible and concise entries that offer insight into the expanding study of death

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This engaging and informative resource provides readers with an understanding of the social, cultural, and historical influences that shape our encounters with death, dying, and bereavement—a universal experience across humanity.

• Provides comprehensive yet easily accessible and concise entries that offer insight into the expanding study of death, dying, and bereavement

• Contains more than 200 engaging entries from key thinkers and practitioners within the interdisciplinary field of death studies

• Addresses a wide range of topics of both contemporary and historical interest, including memorial tattoos, Facebook grieving, and so-called "dark tourism," which reflect shifting attitudes and practices surrounding end-of-life issues

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"[T]he new and updated information and reasonable price of this work make it a worthwhile purchase for academic, public, and workplace libraries."

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"This valuable publication could serve as an update to the comparable Encyclopedia of Death and Dying . . . easy to read and understand. . . . Professionals in the health care field may want to recommend this publication to patients who are looking for topical overviews. It will be a good purchase for academic and public libraries. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through professionals/practitioners; general readers."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440803444
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/17/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
442
File size:
10 MB

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Meet the Author

Michael Brennan, PhD, is associate professor of sociology and director of the Center for Death Education and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

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