ISBN-10:
0745639151
ISBN-13:
2900745639153
Pub. Date:
08/03/2009
Publisher:
Wiley
Death and Dying in America / Edition 1

Death and Dying in America / Edition 1

by Andrea Fontana

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900745639153
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/03/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Andrea Fontana, Professor of Sociology, University of Nevada, LasVegas

Jennifer Reid Keene, Associate Professor of Sociology,University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Table of Contents

Detailed Contents vi

Acknowledgments ix

Part I Death and Culture

1 An American View of Death 3

2 Changing Demographic and Cultural Aspects of Death 9

Part II Death and its Aftermath

3 Where Dying Takes Place 29

4 Dying 47

5 Funeral Practices 67

Part III Individual and Collective Death

6 Children and Death 93

7 Death and Destruction 117

Part IV Coping with Death

8 Giving Bad News 141

9 The Grieving Process 161

10 Life after Death 179

Conclusion 197

Notes 203

References 205

Index 227

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