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Death and Bereavement Around the World
Death and Bereavement in the Americas: Volume 2

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ISBN 9780895032331
Published June 15, 2003 by Routledge
206 Pages

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Book Description

Volume 2: Death and Bereavement in the Americas Death and Bereavement Around the World examines national cultures. The contributors explore unique Canadian views about dying, bereavement, and euthanasia; the realities of dying and grieving in the United States, noting changes that have occurred since September 11, 2001; and black American attitudes and behaviors. The celebration of the ""Day of the Dead"" is used to interpret Meso-American views of death - that death does not have the final word. Other contributors show how the indigenous beliefs of Jamaica mix with Christianity and with the social crises in that country, and discuss similar themes about in Panama, Colombia, and Brazil, where a strong hospice and bereavement care movement is tempering traditional attitudes.

Table of Contents

General Introduction  John D. Morgan and Pittu Laungani  

Introduction to the Volume 2  Arianna St. Clair

CHAPTER 1  Canadian Perspectives on Death and Dying Jeanette A. Auger 

CHAPTER 2  Death, Dying, and Bereavement in the United States of America  Charles A. Corr and Donna M. Corr 

CHAPTER 3  Can We Provide Better Aftercare Services to Blacks? Questioning the Efficacy and Cultural Relevance of Prevailing Models and Approaches of Aftercare Ronald Keith Barrett 

CHAPTER 4  What Do Mexicans Celebrate on the "Day of the Dead?"Ricardo J. Salvador 

CHAPTER 5  Jamaican "Dead Yard" Cultures and Customs Through the Years  Andrea Hopwood 

CHAPTER 6  Grief in Panama Giselle de la Hoz 

CHAPTER 7  Death in Colombia Isa de Jaramillo 

CHAPTER 8  Besieged by Death—Immersed in Grief: Death and Bereavement in Brazil  Edith Long Schisler

CHAPTER 9  Peru—Death Rituals and Social Change among the Aymara of Peru: "There is Life Here for the People"  Christopher Cox 

CHAPTER 10  Grief in Argentina Carlos J. Bianchi 

CHAPTER 11  Attitudes, Beliefs, and Customs in Venezuela Concerning Death and Dying Joseph Heim 

CHAPTER 12  Conclusion Arianna St. Clair




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