Death Products

  • Social Death

    Questioning the life-death boundary

    Edited by Jana Králová, Tony Walter

    Social death occurs when the social existence of a person or group ceases. With an individual, it can occur before or after physical death. Scholars in a wide range of disciplines have applied the concept to very diverse issues – including genocide, slavery, dementia, hospitalisation, and…

    Paperback – 2018-12-09 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Issues in Social Science

  • Death, Dying, and Bereavement in a Changing World

    2nd Edition

    By Alan Kemp

    In this introductory text on thanatology, Alan Kemp continues the first edition’s trajectory of taking on the central question of mortality: the centrality of death coupled with the denial of death in the human experience. Drawing from the work of Ernest Becker, Death, Dying, and Bereavement in a…

    Paperback – 2018-11-22 
    Routledge

  • Postmortal Society

    Towards a Sociology of Immortality

    Edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen

    Throughout history mankind has struggled to reconcile itself with the inescapability of its own mortality. This book explores the themes of immortality and survivalism in contemporary culture, shedding light on the varied and ingenious ways in which humans and human societies aspire to confront and…

    Paperback – 2018-11-16 
    Routledge
    Studies in Death, Materiality and the Origin of Time

  • Suicide in Twentieth-Century Japan

    By Francesca Di Marco

    Japan’s suicide phenomenon has fascinated both the media and academics, although many questions and paradoxes embedded in the debate on suicide have remained unaddressed in the existing literature, including the assumption that Japan is a "Suicide Nation". This tendency causes common misconceptions…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge

  • Materialities of Passing

    Explorations in Transformation, Transition and Transience

    Edited by Peter Bjerregaard, Anders Emil Rasmussen, Tim Flohr Sørensen

    ‘Passing’ is a common euphemism for the death of a person, as he or she is said to ‘pass away’ or ‘pass on’. This open-ended saying has at its heart a notion of transformation from one state to another, which in turn grants the possibility of grasping or approximating the passage of time and the…

    Paperback – 2018-07-30
    Routledge
    Studies in Death, Materiality and the Origin of Time

  • Mediating and Remediating Death

    Edited by Dorthe Refslund Christensen, Kjetil Sandvik

    From the ritual object which functions as a substitute for the dead - thus acting as a medium for communicating with the ’other world’ - to the representation of death, violence and suffering in media, or the use of online social networks as spaces of commemoration, media of various kinds are…

    Paperback – 2018-07-30
    Routledge
    Studies in Death, Materiality and the Origin of Time

  • Death, Society, and Human Experience

    12th Edition

    By Robert Kastenbaum, Christopher M. Moreman

    Providing an overview of the myriad ways that we are touched by death and dying, both as an individual and as a member of society, this book will help readers understand our relationship with death. Kastenbaum and Moreman show how various ways that individual and societal attitudes influence both…

    Paperback – 2018-04-09
    Routledge

  • Dying: A Social Perspective on the End of Life

    By Alex Broom

    An inevitable and universal experience, dying is experienced by individuals in different ways, often related to the character of our relationships, family structures, gender identities, cultural backgrounds, and economic means. Drawing on extensive qualitative fieldwork with patients, carers and…

    Paperback – 2018-03-09
    Routledge

  • Frederic Leighton

    Death, Mortality, Resurrection

    By Keren Rosa Hammerschlag

    Keren Rosa Hammerschlag's Frederic Leighton: Death, Mortality, Resurrection offers a timely reexamination of the art of the late Victorian period's most institutionally powerful artist, Frederic Lord Leighton (1830-1896). As President of the Royal Academy from 1878 to 1896, Leighton was committed…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    British Art: Histories and Interpretations since 1700

  • Global Perspectives on Death in Children’s Literature

    Edited by Lesley D. Clement, Leyli Jamali

    This volume visits death in children’s literature from around the world, making a substantial contribution to the dialogue between the expanding fields of Childhood Studies, Children’s Literature, and Death Studies. Considering both textual and pictorial representations of death, contributors focus…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Suicide in Sri Lanka

    The Anthropology of an Epidemic

    By Tom Widger

    Why people kill themselves remains an enduring and unanswered question. With a focus on Sri Lanka, a country that for several decades has reported ‘epidemic’ levels of suicidal behaviour, this book develops a unique perspective linking the causes and meanings of suicidal practices to social…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Pathology in Practice

    Diseases and Dissections in Early Modern Europe

    Edited by Silvia De Renzi, Marco Bresadola, Maria Conforti

    Post-mortems may have become a staple of our TV viewing, but the long history of this practice is still little known. This book provides a fresh account of the dissections that took place across early modern Europe on those who had died of a disease or in unclear circumstances. Drawing on different…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

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