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  • Singing Death: Reflections on Music and Mortality

    Edited by Helen Dell, Helen Hickey

    Death is an unanswerable question for humanity, the question that always remains unanswered, since it lies beyond human experience. Music represents one of the most profound ways in which humanity struggles, nevertheless, to accommodate death within the scope of the living by giving a voice to…

    Hardback – 2017-01-01 

  • The Lotos-Eaters

    Aging and Identity in a Yacht Club Community

    By Carol A.B. Warren

    As the baby boom generation ages, there are few ethnographies that capture the dynamics of aging. This new book is based on years of participant observation in "The Sands," a beautiful ocean community of well-off individuals and couples seeking the easy life. Yet the community members contend with…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02 

  • Social Death

    Questioning the life-death boundary

    Edited by Jana Kralova, 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…

    Hardback – 2016-11-03 
    Contemporary Issues in Social Science

  • Beyond Anitkabir: The Funerary Architecture of Atatürk

    The Construction and Maintenance of National Memory

    By Christopher S. Wilson

    There have been five different settings that at one time or another have contained the dead body of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, organizer of the Turkish War of Independence (1919-1923) and first president of the Republic of Turkey. Narrating the story of these different architectural constructions -…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Women and the Material Culture of Death

    Edited by Maureen Daly Goggin, Beth Fowkes Tobin

    Examining the compelling and often poignant connection between women and the material culture of death, this collection focuses on the objects women make, the images they keep, the practices they use or are responsible for, and the places they inhabit and construct through ritual and custom. Women’…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Deathscapes

    Spaces for Death, Dying, Mourning and Remembrance

    By James D. Sidaway

    Edited by Avril Maddrell

    Death is at once a universal and everyday, but also an extraordinary experience in the lives of those affected. Death and bereavement are thereby intensified at (and frequently contained within) certain sites and regulated spaces, such as the hospital, the cemetery and the mortuary. However, death…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Graveyard Poetry

    Religion, Aesthetics and the Mid-Eighteenth-Century Poetic Condition

    By Eric Parisot

    While immensely popular in the eighteenth century, current critical wisdom regards graveyard poetry as a short-lived fad with little lasting merit. In the first book-length study of this important poetic mode, Eric Parisot suggests, to the contrary, that graveyard poetry is closely connected to the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    British Literature in Context in the Long Eighteenth Century

  • The Global Decline of the Mandatory Death Penalty

    Constitutional Jurisprudence and Legislative Reform in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean

    By Andrew Novak

    Historically, at English common law, the death penalty was mandatory for the crime of murder and other violent felonies. Over the last three decades, however, many former British colonies have reformed their capital punishment regimes to permit judicial sentencing discretion, including…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Law, Justice and Power

  • The Rise of Contemporary Spiritualism

    Concepts and controversies in talking to the dead

    By Anne Kalvig

    Talking to the dead and communication with 'the other side' is often presented as a taboo in an increasingly technological and medically advanced world. However, practices of spiritualism and mediumship continue to remain popular and in high demand within contemporary Western societies. This book…

    Hardback – 2016-10-14 
    Studies in Death, Materiality and the Origin of Time

  • Medicine and Monstrous Generation in the Seventeenth Century

    The Case of Thomas Bartholin

    By Signe Nipper Nielsen

    Through a case study of the work of the renowned anatomist and keen collector Thomas Bartholin (1616-1680), this book contributes to the cultural history of early modern natural philosophy, medicine and the body by focusing on the widespread fascination with monstrous generation and the marvellous…

    Hardback – 2016-09-28
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Where are the Dead?

    Exploring the idea of an embodied afterlife

    By Peter Moore

    Where are the dead? What are they doing? What kind of a process is dying? What relationships exist among the dead themselves, and between the dead and those in the world they have left behind? Modern philosophers argue that the idea of disembodied survival - to which many believers pay lip service…

    Hardback – 2016-09-27

  • The Dying Body as a Lived Experience

    By Alan Blum

    The anxiety over death persists in everyday life- though often denied or repressed- lingering as an unconscious worry or intuition that typically seems to compromise one’s feelings of well-being and experience in a range of areas; coming out often as malaise, depression, and anger in much conduct.…

    Hardback – 2016-09-14
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

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