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  • Death and Dying in India

    Ageing and end-of-life care of the elderly

    By Suhita Chopra Chatterjee, Jaydeep Sengupta

    Most aged in India are experiencing a highly protracted death in hospitals, entangled in tubes and machines. Such ‘medicalised death’ entails huge psychological, social and financial costs for both patients and their caregivers. There are also many who are dying in abject neglect. However,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Handbook of the Sociology of Death, Grief, and Bereavement

    A Guide to Theory and Practice

    Edited by Neil Thompson, Gerry R. Cox

    The Handbook of the Sociology of Death, Grief, and Bereavement sets issues of death and dying in a broad and holistic social context. Its three parts explore classical sociology, developments in sociological thought, and the ways that sociological insights can be useful across a broad spectrum of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-02 

  • Ancient Monuments and Modern Identities

    A Critical History of Archaeology in 19th and 20th Century Greece

    Edited by Sofia Voutsaki, Paul Cartledge

    Ancient Monuments and Modern Identities sets out to examine the role of archaeology in the creation of ethnic, national and social identities in 19th and 20th century Greece. The essays included in this volume examine the development of interpretative and methodological principles guiding the…

    Hardback – 2017-04-25 

  • Singing Death

    Reflections on Music and Mortality

    Edited by Helen Dell, Helen M. Hickey

    Death is an unanswerable question for humanity, the question that always remains unanswered because 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 – 2017-04-20 

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2017-04-19 
    Studies in Death, Materiality and the Origin of Time

  • Death and the Early Modern Englishwoman

    By Lucinda M. Becker

    This study explores the female experience of death in early modern England. By tracing attitudes towards gender through the occasion of death, it advances our understanding of the construction of femininity in the period. Becker illustrates how dying could be a positive event for a woman, and for…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 

  • The Narrative of the Good Death

    The Evangelical Deathbed in Victorian England

    By Mary Riso

    The Christian idea of a good death had its roots in the Middle Ages with ars moriendi, featuring reliance on Jesus as Savior, preparedness for the life to come and for any spiritual battle that might ensue when on the threshold of death, and death not taking place in isolation. Evangelicalism…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge Methodist Studies Series

  • Pathology in Practice: Diseases and Dissections in Early Modern Europe

    By Marco Bresadola, Maria Conforti

    Between 1550 and 1750 all over Europe post-mortems were carried out on those who had died of a disease. In households, courts, hospitals and the legal arena, bodies were cut up and observed for a variety of purposes, and yet this practice and the knowledge it generated have virtually disappeared…

    Hardback – 2017-01-31

  • 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 – 2016-11-30

  • Exploring the Boundaries of International Criminal Justice

    By Mark Findlay

    Edited by Ralph Henham

    This collection discusses appropriate methodologies for comparative research and applies this to the issue of trial transformation in the context of achieving justice in post-conflict societies. In developing arguments in relation to these problems, the authors use international sentencing and the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30

  • Death as Transformation

    A Contemporary Theology of Death

    By Henry L. Novello

    A key tenet of Christian faith is that the crucifixion of Jesus Christ is a unique death by which the powers of death in the world have been conquered, so that Christian life in the Spirit is marked by the promise and hope of 'new life' already anticipated in the community of baptized believers.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28

  • Death, Contemplation and Schopenhauer

    By R. Raj Singh

    The connections between death, contemplation and the contemplative life have been a recurrent theme in the canons of both western and eastern philosophical thought. This book examines the classical sources of this philosophical literature, in particular Plato's Phaedo and the Katha Upanishad and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28

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