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Beyond the Body : Death and Social Identity - Elizabeth Hallam

Beyond the Body

Death and Social Identity

Hardcover Published: 3rd August 1999
ISBN: 9780415182911
Number Of Pages: 232

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Beyond the Body presents a new and sophisticated approach to death, dying and bereavement, and the sociology of the body. The authors challenge existing theories that put the body at the centre of identity. They go 'beyond the body' to highlight the persistence of self-identity even when the body itself has been disposed of or is missing.
Chapters draw together a wide range of empirical data, including cross-cultural case studies and fieldwork to examine both the management of the corpse and the construction of the 'soul' or 'spirit' by focusing on the work of:
*bereavement counsellors.

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""In "Beyond the Body: Death and Social Identity, [the authors] explore social practices surrounding death in order to critique social theories of the embodied self. . .one of the accomplishments of this unusual yet oddly muted book is its retrieval of marginal embodiments as analytically interesting. . . that the capacity to summon the dead might be salutary rather than morbid is a fresh insight on what it is to sustain a robust social life." --Katherine Young, American Journal of Sociology, July 2000." "What the book examines, persistently, curiously, intriguingly, are materializations of the other elsewhere as traces, hauntings, , felt presences, and apparitions that blur the boundary between self and other as well as between death and life.." -American Journal of Sociology

Social Identity and Dying
Self-less Bodies
The Dying Body: Visual and Textual Representations
Silent Bodies and Narrative Strategies
The Dead Body as a Site of Social Identity
The Medical Body Contested
The Legal Body
The Social Body
Social Identity in the Absence of the Body
Married Life-after-Death
Disembodied Selves
Matter out of Place
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ISBN: 9780415182911
ISBN-10: 0415182913
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 3rd August 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1

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