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  • Residues of Death

    Disposal Refigured, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tamara Kohn, Martin Gibbs, Bjorn Nansen, Luke van Ryn

    This book provides a critical overview of the changing ways people mourn, commemorate and interact with the remains of the dead, including bodies, materials and digital artifacts. It focuses on how residues of death persist and circulate through different spaces, materials, data and mediated…

    Hardback – 2019-06-11 
    Routledge

  • Singing Death

    Reflections on Music and Mortality, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge

  • Final Journeys

    Migrant End-of-life Care and Rituals in Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alistair Hunter, Eva Soom Ammann

    A recurring theme of the public discourse on immigration in Europe today is that migrants are primarily young people, of working age. Against this short-sighted view, the main contribution of this book is to propose that processes of ageing and dying constitute a critical juncture in the settlement…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge

  • Music and Mourning

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jane W. Davidson, Sandra Garrido

    While grief is suffered in all cultures, it is expressed differently all over the world in accordance with local customs and beliefs. Music has been associated with the healing of grief for many centuries, with Homer prescribing music as an antidote to sorrow as early as the 7th Century BC. The…

    Paperback – 2019-02-05
    Routledge
    Music and Change: Ecological Perspectives

  • Visualizing the Body in Art, Anatomy, and Medicine since 1800

    Models and Modeling, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Graciano

    This book expands the art historical perspective on art’s connection to anatomy and medicine, bringing together in one text several case studies from various methodological perspectives. The contributors focus on the common visual and bodily nature of (figural) art, anatomy, and medicine around the…

    Hardback – 2019-01-30
    Routledge
    Science and the Arts since 1750

  • Women, Monstrosity and Horror Film

    Gynaehorror, 1st Edition

    By Erin Harrington

    Women occupy a privileged place in horror film. Horror is a space of entertainment and excitement, of terror and dread, and one that relishes the complexities that arise when boundaries – of taste, of bodies, of reason – are blurred and dismantled. It is also a site of expression and exploration…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Film Philosophy at the Margins

  • Condemned to Die

    Life Under Sentence of Death, 2nd Edition

    By Robert Johnson

    Condemned to Die is a book about life under sentence of death in American prisons. The great majority of condemned prisoners are confined on death rows before they are executed. Death rows typically feature solitary confinement, a harsh regimen that is closely examined in this book. Death rows that…

    Paperback – 2018-12-13
    Routledge

  • Death, Dying, and Bereavement in a Changing World

    2nd Edition

    By Alan R. Kemp

    In this introductory text on thanatology, Alan Kemp continues to take 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 Changing World provides a…

    Paperback – 2018-11-22
    Routledge

  • Postmortal Society

    Towards a Sociology of Immortality, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-10-26
    Routledge
    Studies in Death, Materiality and the Origin of Time

  • Social Death

    Questioning the life-death boundary, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-10-18
    Routledge
    Contemporary Issues in Social Science

  • Suicide in Twentieth-Century Japan

    1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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

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