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  • 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 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Studies in Death, Materiality and the Origin of Time

  • 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 – 2016-10-13 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Issues in Social Science

  • 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 
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • 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
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Where are the Dead?

    Exploring the Idea of an 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 – 2016-09-05 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-08-31
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-08-31
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-08-31
    Routledge

  • Before My Helpless Sight

    Suffering, Dying and Military Medicine on the Western Front, 1914–1918

    By Leo van Bergen

    Despite the numerous vicious conflicts that scarred the twentieth century, the horrors of the Western Front continue to exercise a particularly strong hold on the modern imagination. The unprecedented scale and mechanization of the war changed forever the way suffering and dying were perceived and…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-08-31
    Routledge
    British Literature in Context in the Long Eighteenth Century

  • The Right to Life and the Value of Life

    Orientations in Law, Politics and Ethics

    Edited by Jon Yorke

    This groundbreaking book is the first collection to investigate the law, political science and ethical perspectives collectively in relation to the right and value of life. Its contributions from international roster of scholars are organized around five themes: a theoretical positioning of life…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31
    Routledge

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