Mortal Dilemmas: The Troubled Landscape of Death in America

Mortal Dilemmas: The Troubled Landscape of Death in America

by Donald Joralemon

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ISBN-13: 9781629583938
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/31/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 149
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Donald Joralemon earned his doctorate in cultural anthropology from UCLA and has taught at Smith College since 1983. His first book, on Peruvian shamanism, led to an appearance on the National Geographic television channel's program "Taboo" (on "Altered States"). For the last ten years he has done research on the developed world’s healing technologies, especially organ transplantation, and published articles in various anthropology and medical ethics journals. He has been interviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Canadian Medical Journal and was invited to submit an editorial to Proto, the journal for the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also the author of the widely used textbook Exploring Medical Anthropology, now in its third edition.

Table of Contents

1 A Culturally Naked Death
2 Deciding to Die
3 Liminal People, Hard Decisions
4 Dead?

Interlude: Reflections on Dying Dilemmas

5 Grief: Is It Complicated
6 Inconvenient Bodies
7 Remember
8 Dying and Death in America: The Prognosis

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