The Resource Handbook of death & dying, Clifton D. Bryant, editor in chief

Handbook of death & dying, Clifton D. Bryant, editor in chief

Handbook of death & dying
Handbook of death & dying
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Clifton D. Bryant, editor in chief
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Handbook of death and dying
Publisher description: Two-volume set takes stock of the vast literature in the field of thanatology and discusses death-related behavior in present day culture. Features more than 100 essays covering almost every aspect of death and explores the concepts and social patterns. Provides multidisciplinary and cross-cultural coverage
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.H36 2003eb
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Gale virtual reference library
Handbook of death & dying, Clifton D. Bryant, editor in chief
"A Sage reference publication."
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • 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]
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