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Death in a Global Age

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11 December 2012

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Attitudes towards death are shaped by our social worlds. This book explores how beliefs, practices and representations of dying and death continue to evolve and adapt in response to changing global societies. Introducing...

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Attitudes towards death are shaped by our social worlds. This book explores how beliefs, practices and representations of dying and death continue to evolve and adapt in response to changing global societies. Introducing students to debates around grief, religion and life expectancy, this is a clear guide to a complex field for all sociologists.

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Increasingly popular subject of study
International approach to the sociology of death and dying, examining cultures across the globe
Accessibly written and yet sufficiently challenging to appeal at all levels

Introduction: Death is Integral to Life
Perspectives and Theories on Death and Dying
The Social Organisation of Dying and Death: A New Paradigm Emerges
Patterns in Life and Death: Shifting Demographic Trends Re-Shape Life Expectancies
The Death Industries: Bespoke My Death
Funerary Rites: A Decent Send-Off
Grief
Mass Death: Global Imaginaries
Religion: The De-Secularisation of Spiritual Life and Death?
Representations Of Mortality: Watching Real Death Is Good?
Conclusion: Death in a Global Age.

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RUTH MCMANUS is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. She teaches on the sociology of death, dying and bereavement and is widely published in the field.

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RUTH MCMANUS is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. She teaches on the sociology of death, dying and bereavement and is widely published in the field.

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