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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 – 2016-02-03
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16
    British Art: Histories and Interpretations since 1700

  • Suicide and Agency

    Anthropological Perspectives on Self-Destruction, Personhood, and Power

    By Ludek Broz, Daniel Münster

    Suicide and Agency offers an original and timely challenge to existing ways of understanding suicide. Through the use of rich and detailed case studies, the authors assembled in this volume explore how interplay of self-harm, suicide, personhood and agency varies markedly across site (Greenland,…

    Hardback – 2015-11-28
    Studies in Death, Materiality and the Origin of Time

  • Carved in Stone, Etched in Memory

    Death, Tombstones and Commemoration in Bosnian Islam since c.1500

    By Amila Buturovic

    Despite the recent history of violence and destruction, Bosnia-Herzegovina holds a positive place in history, marked by a continuous interweaving of different religious cultures. The most expansive period in that regard is the Ottoman rule that lasted here nearly five centuries. As many Bosnians…

    Hardback – 2015-11-13

  • Prisoner Voices from Death Row

    Indian Experiences

    By Reena Mary George

    Death penalty has produced endless discourses not only in the context of prisons, prisoners and punishment but also in various legal aspects concerning the validity of death penalty, the right to life, and torture. Death penalty is embedded in Indian law, however very little is known about the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-06

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-10-09
    Ashgate Methodist Studies Series

  • Death and the Rock Star

    By Catherine Strong, Barbara Lebrun

    The untimely deaths of Amy Winehouse (2011) and Whitney Houston (2012), and the ‘resurrection’ of Tupac Shakur for a performance at the Coachella music festival in April 2012, have focused the media spotlight on the relationship between popular music, fame and death. If the phrase ‘sex, drugs…

    Hardback – 2015-10-05
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • 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

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-07-17

  • Dying, Death, Burial and Commemoration in Reformation Europe

    By Elizabeth C. Tingle, Jonathan Willis

    In recent years, the rituals and beliefs associated with the end of life and the commemoration of the dead have increasingly been identified as of critical importance in understanding the social and cultural impact of the Reformation. The associated processes of dying, death and burial inevitably…

    Hardback – 2015-06-16
    St Andrews Studies in Reformation History

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Anthropology

    By Andrew J. Strathern

    Edited by Pamela J. Stewart

    This companion provides an indispensable overview of contemporary and classical issues in social and cultural anthropology. Although anthropology has expanded greatly over time in terms of the diversity of topics in which its practitioners engage, many of the broad themes and topics at the heart of…

    Hardback – 2015-06-12

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