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  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-02-19 
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Understanding Loss

    A Guide for Caring for Those Facing Adversity

    By Judith Murray

    Loss and consequent grief permeates nearly every life changing event, from death to health concerns to dislocation to relationship breakdown to betrayal to natural disaster to faith issues. Yet, while we know about particular events of loss independently, we know very little about a psychology of…

    Paperback – 2015-09-21

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-08-03
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides?

    Abortion, Neonatal Care, Assisted Dying, and Capital Punishment, 2nd Edition

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson

    This second edition of Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides? has been updated to consider the rising stakes for issues of life and death. Abortion, assisted dying, and capital punishment are among the most contentious issues in many societies and demand debate. Whose rights are protected? How do these…

    Paperback – 2014-12-02
    Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2014-11-18
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Death: A Philosophical Inquiry

    By Paul Fairfield

    From Nietzsche's pronouncement that "God is dead" to Camus' argument that suicide is the fundamental question of philosophy, the concept of death plays an important role in existential phenomenology, reaching from Kierkegaard to Heidegger and Marcel. This book explores the phenomenology of death…

    Paperback – 2014-09-15

  • Death, Dying and Bereavement in a Changing World

    By Alan R Kemp

    This title takes a comprehensive approach, exploring the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of death, dying, and bereavement.Through personal stories from real people, Death, Dying, and Bereavement provides readers with a context for understanding their changing encounters…

    Paperback – 2013-12-11

  • Dealing with Disaster in Japan

    Responses to the Flight JL123 Crash

    By Christopher Hood

    Just as the sinking of the Titanic is embedded in the public consciousness in the English-speaking world, so the crash of JAL flight JL123 is part of the Japanese collective memory. The 1985 crash involved the largest loss of life for any single air crash in the world. 520 people, many of whom had…

    Paperback – 2013-05-07
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • International Perspectives on Public Health and Palliative Care

    Edited by Libby Sallnow, Suresh Kumar, Allan Kellehear

    Public health approaches to palliative care have been growing in policy importance and practice acceptance. This innovative volume explores the major concepts, practice examples, and practice guidelines for this new approach. The goal of ‘comprehensive care’ – seamless support for patients as they…

    Paperback – 2013-02-14
    Routledge Studies in Public Health

  • Suicide and Justice

    A Chinese Perspective

    By Fei Wu

    Sociological and psychiatric studies on suicide based on Western ideas about human nature see suicide as social or individual disorder. Suicide in China, however, should be understood differently. By analyzing 30 cases, Wu Fei studies the dynamics of suicide in terms of family politics and local…

    Paperback – 2013-02-14
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Suicide

    Edited by Keith Hawton, Rory C. O'Connor

    Suicide is increasingly recognized as a major global issue of public health, with far-reaching social, economic, and emotional consequences. The World Health Organization estimates that around 800,000 people die each year by suicide, with suicide attempts perhaps up to twenty times more frequent…

    Hardback – 2012-11-19
    Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

  • How Ethical Systems Change: Tolerable Suffering and Assisted Dying

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson, Elyshia Aseltine

    Medical advances prolong life. They also sometimes prolong suffering. Should we protect life or alleviate suffering? This dilemma formed the foundation for a powerful right-to-die movement and a counterbalancing concern over an emerging culture of death. What are the qualities of a life worth…

    Paperback – 2011-12-16
    Framing 21st Century Social Issues

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