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Handbook of death & dying

Author: Clifton D Bryant
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2003.
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"More than 100 scholars contributed to this carefully researched, well-organized, informative, and multi-disciplinary source on death studies. Volume 1, "The Presence of Death," examines the cultural, historical, and societal frameworks of death, such as the universal fear of death, spirituality and varioius religions, the legal definition of death, suicide, and capital punishment. Volume 2, "The Response to Death,"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Handbook of death & dying.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2003
Online version:
Handbook of death & dying.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2003
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clifton D Bryant
ISBN: 0761925147 9780761925149
OCLC Number: 52587472
Notes: "A Sage reference publication."
Awards: Winner of RUSA Outstanding Reference Sources Award 2003
Description: 2 volumes (xlii, 1088 pages) : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: v. 1. The presence of death --
The universal fear of death and the cultural response / Calvin Conzelus Moore and John B. Williamson --
Historical changes in the meaning of death in the Western tradition / William R. Wood and John B. Williamson --
Dealing with death : Western philosophical strategies / Michael R. Taylor --
Death denial : hiding and camouflaging death / Bert Hayslip, Jr. --
Death, dying, and the dead in popular culture / Keith F. Durkin --
The death awareness movement : description, history, and analysis / Kenneth J. Doka --
The spiritualist movement : bringing the dead back / Charles F. Emmons --
Reincarnation : the technology of death / Jane Dillon --
Hosts and ghosts : the dead as visitors in cross-cultural perspective / Clifton D. Bryant --
Ghosts : the dead among us / Charles F. Emmons --
The malevolent "undead" : cross-cultural perspectives / Keith P. Jacobi --
Spirituality / John D. Morgan --
Religion and the mediation of death fear / Michael R. Leming --
Christian beliefs concerning death and life after death / Donald E. Gowan --
Near-death experiences as secular eschatology / Tillman Rodabough and Kyle Cole --
Life insurance as social exchange mechanism / Dennis L. Peck --
"Full military honors" : ceremonial interment as sacred compact / Timothy W. Wolfe and Clifton D. Bryant --
Symbolic immortality and social theory : the relevance of an underutilized concept / Lee Garth Vigilant and John B. Williamson --
Historical and epidemiological trends in mortality in the United States / Vicki L. Lamb --
Global mortality rates : variations and their consequences for the experience of dying / Clive Seale --
To die, by mistake : accidental deaths / Lee Garth Vigilant and John B. Williamson --
Megadeaths : individual reactions and social responses to massive loss of life / Jerome Rosenberg and Dennis L. Peck --
On the role and meaning of death in terrorism / Lee Garth Vigilant and John B. Williamson --
Death attributed to medical error / Jerry T. McKnight and Pat Norton --
Homicidal death / Steven A. Egger and Kim A. Egger --
Pre-personality pregnancy losses : miscarriages, stillbirths, and abortions / Jack P. Carter --
Sudden infant death syndrome / Charles A. Corr and Donna M. Corr --
The evolution of the legal definition of death / Tillman Rodabough --
Death education / Charles A. Corr and Donna M. Corr --
The postself in social context / Jack Kamerman --
Historical suicide / Alan H. Marks --
Suicide and suicide trends in the United States, 1900-1999 / Dennis L. Peck --
Suicide survivors : the aftermath of suicide and suicidal behavior / John L. McIntosh --
Cross-cultural perspectives on suicide / David Lester --
A history of execution methods in the United States / Trina N. Seitz --
Capital punishment in the United States / Stephanie Picolo Manzi --
Military executions / J. Robert Lilly --
The abortion issue in the United States / Michael C. Kearl --
Dying of AIDS and social stigmatization / Robin D. Moremen --
Medical euthanasia / Gail C. Walker --
Physician-assisted death / Monika Ardelt --
Death awareness and adjustment across the life span / Bert Hayslip, Jr., and Robert O. Hansson --
Dying as deviance : an update on the relationship between terminal patients and medicine / Charles Edgley --
The dying process / Graves E. Enck --
On coming to terms with death and dying : neglected dimensions of identity work / Kent L. Sandstrom --
Death in two settings : the acute care facility and hospice / Sarah Brabant --
The history of the hospice approach / Michael R. Leming --
Dying in a total institution : the case of death in prison / Francis D. Glamser and Donald A. Cabana / Formal and informal caregiving at the end of life / Pamela J. Kovacs and David P. Fauri. v. 2. The response to death --
The death notification process : recommendations for practice, training, and research / Alan E. Stewart and Janice Harris Lord --
The autopsy / James Claude Upshaw Downs --
A social history of embalming / Melissa Johnson Williams --
Fallen soldiers : death and the U.S. military / Morten G. Ender, Paul T. Bartone, and Thomas A. Kolditz --
Death-related work systems outside the funeral home / Watson Rogers II and Clifton D. Bryant --
The American family and the processing of death prior to the 20th century / Paul David Nygard and Catherine H. Reilly --
The evolution of the funeral home and the occupation of funeral director / Jerome J. Salomone --
The American funeral / Bert Hayslip, Jr., Kenneth W. Sewell, and Russell B. Riddle --
Black funeralization and culturally grounded services / James L. Moore III and Clifton D. Bryant --
On the economics of death in the United States / Dwayne A. Banks --
The funeral and the funeral industry in the United Kingdom / Brian Parsons --
Practices surrounding the death in French-speaking Belgium : rituals in kitlike form / Florence Vandendorpe --
The Native American way of death / Gerry R. Cox --
The Hindu way of death / Anantanand Rambachan --
The Muslim way of death / Dawood H. Sultan --
The Japanese way of death / Hikaru Suzuki --
The Taoist (Chinese) way of death / Linda Sun Crowder --
The Jewish way of death / Ruben Schindler --
Obituaries / Joyce E. Williams --
Gracing God's acres : some notes on a typology of cemetery visitation in Western cultures / Joseph E. Boyle --
Impromptu memorials to the dead / Jon K. Reid --
Death and community responses : comfort, community, and culture / William J. Hauser and AnneMarie Scarisbrick-Hauser --
Monuments in motion : gravemarkers, cemeteries, and memorials as material form and context / Ann M. Palkovich and Ann Korologos Bazaronne --
The history of the American cemetery and some reflections on the meaning of death / Vicky M. MacLean and Joyce E. Williams --
Pet burial in the United States / David D. Witt --
Cremation / Douglas J. Davies --
Body recycling / Kelly A. Joyce and John B. Williamson --
The iceman cometh : the cyronics movements and frozen immortality / Clifton D. Bryant and William E. Snizek --
Disposing of the dead : minor modes / DeAnn Gauthier, Nancy K. Chaudoir, and Rhonda D. Evans --
The social history of the European cemetery / Harold Mytum --
Body disposition in cross-cultural context : prehistoric and modern non-Western societies / Keith P. Jacobi --
Mummification and mummies in ancient Egypt / Peter Lacovara and John Baines --
The evolution of mourning and the bereavement role in the United States : middle- and upper-class European Americans / David E. Balk --
Social dimensions of grief / Maria I. Vera --
The experience of grief and bereavement / Robert A. Neimeyer and Louis A. Gamino --
Bereavement in cross-cultural perspective / Paul C. Rosenblatt --
Widowhood and its social implications / Felix M. Berardo --
Children and the death of a parent / Eric Lichten --
Parents and the death of a child / Sangeeta Singg --
Living wills and durable power of attorney for health care / Carolyn Pevey --
The death certificate : civil registration, medical certification, and social issues / Dennis L. Peck --
Coroner and medical examiner / James Claude Upshaw Downs --
The disposition of property : transfers between the dead and the living / Robert K. Miller, Jr., Jeffrey P. Rosenfeld, and Stephen J. McNamee --
The last will and testament : a neglected document in sociological research / Clifton D. Bryant and William E. Snizek --
The legal regulation of mortuary science education / Todd W. Van Beck --
Cemetery regulation in the United States / Robert M. Fells --
Death and legal blame : wrongful death / Thomas J. Vesper --
Negligent death and manslaughter / Frances P. Bernat --
"Thanatological crime" : some conceptual notes on offenses against the dead as a neglected form of deviant behavior / Clifton D. Bryant --
Death in art / Charles E. Walton --
Cultural concern with death in literature / Diana Royer --
"Arise, ye more than dead!" culture, music, and death / Robert Kastenbaum --
Dead zoo chic : some conceptual notes on taxidermy in American social life / Clifton D. Bryant and Donald J. Shoemaker --
Death in the future : prospects and prognosis / Clifton D. Bryant [and others].
Other Titles: Handbook of death and dying
Responsibility: Clifton D. Bryant, editor in chief.


Features include: more than 100 contributors representing authoritative expertise in a diverse array of disciplines such as - anthropology, family studies, history, law, medicine, mortuary science,  Read more...
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