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The unknown country : death in Australia, Britain, and the USA

Author: Kathy Charmaz; Glennys Howarth; Allan Kellehear
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a strategy deliberately counter to many earlier texts which focus on social aspects of death and dying this book will not examine death through the social prism of US or British culture alone. Drawing only on material from a single society gives readers the misleading impression of a universal experience. As a text in the sociology of death and dying this volume examines culture-specific images and experiences of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathy Charmaz; Glennys Howarth; Allan Kellehear
ISBN: 0333670418 9780333670415 9781349255931 1349255939
OCLC Number: 1004777301
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 268 pages)
Contents: Preface - Notes on Contributors - Death in the Country of Matilda; A.Kellehear & I.Anderson - Secular, Savage and Solitary: Death in Australian Painting; L.Fitzpatrick - Good Girls Die, Bad Girls Don't: The Uses of the Dying Virgin in Nineteenth-Century Australian Fiction; S.K.Martin - Prayers to Broken Stones: War and Death in Australia; P.D'Alton - The Legacy of Suicide: The Impact of Suicide on Families; M.Fraser - Death and The Great Australian Disaster; B.Raphael - Is there a British Way of Death?; G.Howarth - Women, Death and In-Memoriam Notices in a Local British Newspaper; S.Adams - The Social Construction of Funerals in Britain; B.Smale - Emotional Reserve and the British Way of Grief; T.Walter - Why was England the First Country to Popularise Cremation?; P.C.Jupp - The Public Construction of AIDS Deaths in the United Kingdom; N.Small - The American Ways of Death; M.R.Leming & G.E.Dickinson - You Never Have to Die! On Mormons, NDEs, Cryonics and the American Immortalist Ethos; M.Kearl - Death, Dying and Bioethics: Current Issues in the USA; R.Bendiksen - Managing the Spectre of Death: The War against Drug Use and AIDS in America; J.A.Levy & D.J.Amick - Grief and Loss of Self; K.Charmaz - Diversity in Universality: Dying, Death and Grief; D.P.Irish - Index
Responsibility: edited by Kathy Charmaz, Glennys Howarth, and Allan Kellehear.

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The subjects of death and dying are approached in this study through the social prism of US, British and Australian culture.  Read more...

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