Coping with the Final Tragedy: Cultural Variation in Dying and Grieving

Coping with the Final Tragedy: Cultural Variation in Dying and Grieving


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This book as a whole emphasizes common concerns shared by all humanity while the volume chapters emphasize various cultural diversities, and the remarkable varieties in the ways that people understood and experience death and grief. The articles in this new text demonstrate these differences and provide insight into human resourcefulness and ingenuity as people cope with death, the final tragedy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780895030825
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/01/1991
Series: Perspectives on Death and Dying Series
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction, David R. Counts and Dorothy A. Counts

The Grieving Process in Non-human Primates, Anne Zeller

Alice in the Afterlife: A Glimpse in the Mirror, Peter G. Ramsden

Sleep, Sleep, Sleep; Farewell, Farewell, Farewell, Maori Ideas about Death, Hirini Moko Mead

Death and Mourning among the Huicholes of Western Mexico, Celia García de Weigand and Phil C. Weigand

Saintly Death: Coping with Grief through Human Transformation, Earle Waugh

Po Starykovsky (The Old People's Way): End of Life Attitudes and Customs in Two Traditional Russian Communities, Richard A. Morris

Fallen Leaves: Death and Grieving in Toraja, Jane C. Wellenkamp

Death and Grieving among Northern Forest Hunters: An East Cree Example, Richard J. Preston and Sarah C. Preston

The Northern Athabaskan Potlatch: The Objectification of Grief, William E. Simeone

Cutting Your Losses: Death and Grieving in a Polynesian Community, Michael D. Lieber

Loss and Anger: Death and the Expression of Grief in Kaliai, Dorothy A. Counts and David R. Counts

Memories of Marie-Thérèse, Ellen Badone

Cultural Mediation of Dying and Grieving among Native Canadian Patients in Urban Hospitals, Joseph M. Kaufert and John D. O'Neil

Good Stories from There Develop Good Care Here: A Therapeutic Perspective, John A. O'Connor

Conclusions: Coping with the Final Tragedy, David R. Counts and Dorothy A. Counts

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