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Constructing death : the sociology of dying and bereavement
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ISBN: 0511583427 051100267X Year: 1998 Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press,

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A basic motivation for social and cultural life is the problem of death. By analysing the experiences of dying and bereaved people, as well as institutional responses to death, Clive Seale shows its importance for understanding the place of embodiment in social life. He draws on a comprehensive review of sociological, anthropological and historical studies, including his own research, to demonstrate the great variability that exists in human social constructions for managing mortality. Far from living in a 'death denying' society, dying and bereaved people in contemporary culture are often able to assert membership of an imagined community, through the narrative reconstruction of personal biography, drawing on a variety of cultural scripts emanating from medicine, psychology, the media and other sources. These insights are used to argue that the maintenance of the human social bond in the face of death is a continual resurrective practice, permeating everyday life.


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A good death : on the value of death and dying
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ISBN: 1280947918 9786610947911 0335227740 Year: 2005 Publisher: Göteborg, Sweden : Published by the Dept. of Philosophy of the University of Göteborg,

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Using philosophical/analytical methods and theories, this book discusses ideas about what makes for a better death within a palliative care context. It also discusses how these ideas might affect the practice of palliative care. It is aimed at undergraduates and postgraduates, and professionals interested in palliative care and end-of-life issues.

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Death. --- Life. --- Life --- Death --- Dying --- End of life --- Philosophy --- Terminal care --- Terminally ill --- Thanatology


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Birth, Death, and Femininity : Philosophies of Embodiment
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ISBN: 1282975781 9786612975783 0253004829 Year: 2010 Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press,

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Dying and death in 18th-21st century Europe
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ISBN: 1283308703 9786613308702 1443832561 Year: 2011 Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub.,

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This book features a selection of the most representative papers presented during the international conference Dying and Death in 18th-21st Century Europe (ABDD). It invites you on a fascinating journey across the last three centuries of Europe, Other death as your guide. The past and present realities of the complex phenomena of death and dying in Romania, the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Serbia, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, and Italy are dealt Other, by authors from varying backgrounds: ...


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Death and life
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ISBN: 9786610346547 128034654X 0875861474 Year: 2001 Publisher: New York : Algora Pub.,

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This erudite reflection strikes home as baby-boomers watch their parents fade (leaving them next in line) and find it hard to go on ignoring the reality of death. It is within our human nature to turn our minds away from death: we focus on our life choic


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Annihilation : the sense and significance of death
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ISBN: 1317492773 1315711710 128294732X 9786612947322 1844654117 Year: 2009 Publisher: Stocksfield [England] : Acumen,

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The ever-present possibility of death forces upon us the question of life's meaning and for this reason death has been a central concern of philosophers throughout history. From Socrates to Heidegger, philosophers have grappled with the nature and significance of death. In ""Annihilation"", Christopher Belshaw explores two central questions at the heart of philosophy's engagement with death: what is death; and is it bad that we die? Belshaw begins by distinguishing between literal and metaphorical uses of the term and offers a unified and biological account of death, denying that death brings


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Life, death, & meaning : key philosophical readings on the big questions
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ISBN: 1442201711 Year: 2010 Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.,

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Do our lives have meaning? Should we create more people? Is death bad? Should we commit suicide? Would it be better to be immortal? Should we be optimistic or pessimistic? Since Life, Death, and Meaning: Key Philosophical Readings on the Big Questions first appeared, David Benatar's distinctive anthology designed to introduce students to the key existential questions of philosophy has won a devoted following among users in a variety of upper-level and even introductory courses.

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Life. --- Death. --- Death --- Dying --- End of life --- Life --- Philosophy --- Terminal care --- Terminally ill --- Thanatology


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Death
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ISBN: 1317493516 1317493524 1315711966 1282943359 9786612943355 1844653870 Year: 2007 Publisher: Stocksfield [England] : Acumen,

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What is death and why does it matter to us? How should the knowledge of our finitude affect the living of our lives and what are the virtues suitable to mortal beings? Does death destroy the meaningfulness of lives, or would lives that never ended be eternally and absurdly tedious? Should we reconcile ourselves to the fact of our forthcoming death, or refuse to ""go gently into that good night""? Can death really be an evil if, after death, we no longer exist as subjects of goods or evils? How should we respond to the deaths of others and do we have any duties towards the dead? These, and many


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Death
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ISBN: 1317488482 1315710285 1283456710 9786613456717 1844654303 1317488474 Year: 2009 Publisher: Stocksfield : Acumen,

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The fact that we will die, and that our death can come at any time, pervades the entirety of our living. There are many ways to think about and deal with death. Among those ways, however, a good number of them are attempts to escape its grip. In this book, Todd May seeks to confront death in its power. He considers the possibility that our mortal deaths are the end of us, and asks what this might mean for our living. What lessons can we draw from our mortality? And how might we live as creatures who die, and who know we are going to die?In answering these questions, May brings together two div


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Death, American style : a cultural history of dying in America
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ISBN: 1442222247 Year: 2013 Publisher: Lanham, Md. ; Plymouth, England : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers,

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DEATH, AMERICAN STYLE: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF DYING IN AMERICA is the first comprehensive cultural history to explore America's uneasy relationship with death over the past century.

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