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The sociology of death : theory, culture, practice / edited by David Clark.

By: Clark, David
Language: English Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell Publishers, 1993.Description: xi, 302p. ; 22cm.ISBN: 0631190570
Contents:
Contents: Death in high modernity: the contemporary presence and absence of death / Philip Mellor; Social death in Britain / Michael Mulkay; Death, inheritance and the life course / Janet Finch and Lorraine Wallis; The denial of death and rites of passage in contemporary societies / Jane Littlewood; Dying in a public space: AIDS deaths / Neil Small; War memorials / Jon Davies; The acceptable face of human grieving. The clergy's role in managing emotional expression during funerals / Jenny Hockey; A gendered history of the social management of death and dying in Foleshill, Coventry, during the inter-war years / Sheila Adams; Cremation or burial. Contemporary choice in city and village / Peter Jupp; Volunteers in the British hospice movement / David Field and Ian Johnson; Investigating deathwork: a personal account / Glennys Howarth; Awareness contexts and the construction of dying in the cancer treatment setting: `micro' and `macro' levels in narrative analysis / Kirsten Costain Schou; Sociologists never die: British sociology and death / Tony Walter.
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Royal Anthropological Institute Closed Stacks H6/KF [SOCI-] (Browse shelf(Opens below)) 1 Available L61248

A number of the papers included here have been presented by their authors at the Leicester Symposia on Social Aspects of Death, Dying and Bereavement (p.vii).

Includes bibls.

Contents: Death in high modernity: the contemporary presence and absence of death / Philip Mellor; Social death in Britain / Michael Mulkay; Death, inheritance and the life course / Janet Finch and Lorraine Wallis; The denial of death and rites of passage in contemporary societies / Jane Littlewood; Dying in a public space: AIDS deaths / Neil Small; War memorials / Jon Davies; The acceptable face of human grieving. The clergy's role in managing emotional expression during funerals / Jenny Hockey; A gendered history of the social management of death and dying in Foleshill, Coventry, during the inter-war years / Sheila Adams; Cremation or burial. Contemporary choice in city and village / Peter Jupp; Volunteers in the British hospice movement / David Field and Ian Johnson; Investigating deathwork: a personal account / Glennys Howarth; Awareness contexts and the construction of dying in the cancer treatment setting: `micro' and `macro' levels in narrative analysis / Kirsten Costain Schou; Sociologists never die: British sociology and death / Tony Walter.