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Constructing Death

Constructing Death
The Sociology of Dying and Bereavement

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  • Date Published: October 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521595094

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  • Constructing Death reviews sociological, anthropological and historical studies of death, grief and mourning in order to illuminate present-day experience. It is both an introduction to the sociological study of death, dying and bereavement, and an original contribution to death studies and social theory, combining a theoretical argument with original research material. The volume will be of use to students and scholars of sociology, as well as health care practitioners.

    • Relevant to both a sociological and a health care practitioner audience
    • Combines a theoretical argument with original research material
    • Ranges beyond sociology into anthropology and history
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    "Clive Seale has done a remarkable job in explaining why sociologists should pay much more attention to the work that is being done in death studies." John Hillman, CJS Online

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    • Date Published: October 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521595094
    • length: 248 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • contains: 2 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Social and Material Worlds:
    1. Experiencing and representing the body
    2. Death, embodiment and social structure
    3. The social aspect of death
    Part II. Representing Death:
    4. Medicine, modernity and the risks of life
    5. The revival of death awareness
    6. Reporting death
    Part III. Experiencing Death:
    7. Falling from culture
    8. Awareness and control of dying
    9. Grief and resurrective practices.

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    Clive Seale, Goldsmiths, University of London

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