1st Edition

The Revival of Death

By Tony Walter Copyright 1994
    240 Pages
    by Routledge

    238 Pages
    by Routledge

    Talking about death is now fashionable, but how should we talk? Who should we listen to - priests, doctors, cousellors, or ourselves? Has psychology replaced religion in telling us how to die? This provocative book takes a sociological look at the revival of interest in death, focusing on the hospice movement and bereavement counselling. It will be required reading for anyone interested in the sociology of death and caring for the dying, the dead or bereaved.

    Acknowledgements Introduction Part I: Doing It My Way 1. The Dying of Death 2. The Revival of Death 3. The Two Strands of Revival 4. Traditional, Modern and Neo-Modern Death Part II: Keeping on Listening 5. Stories and Meta-stories 6. Systems for Listening 7. Expectations and Assumptions 8. The Listening Community or the Defining Community? 9. Gaining Control, Losing Control


    Tony Walter