Death and Bereavement Around the World: Death and Bereavement in the Americas: Volume 2, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Death and Bereavement Around the World

Death and Bereavement in the Americas: Volume 2, 1st Edition

By John D Morgan, Pittu Laungani


206 pages

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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



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Death & Dying