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Death Matters : Cultural Sociology of Mortal Life - Tora Holmberg

Death Matters

Cultural Sociology of Mortal Life

By: Tora Holmberg (Editor), Annika Jonsson (Editor), Fredrik Palm (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 29th April 2019
ISBN: 9783030114848
Number Of Pages: 289

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This book investigates death as part of contemporary everyday experience and practices. Through a cultural sociological lens, it studies death as it remains constantly at the edge of our consciousness, shaping the ways in which we move through social reality. As such, Death Matters is a significant contribution to death studies, going beyond traditional parameters of the field by addressing the cultural omnipresence of death.

The contributions analyse several death-related meaning-making processes, arguing that meanings emerging from culturally shared narratives, social institutions, and material conditions, are just as important as 'death practices' in understanding the role of death in society. Drawing on the related themes of places of absence and presence, disease and bodies, and persons and non-persons, the authors explore a variety of areas of social life, from haunting to celebrity deaths, to move the notion of death from the margins of social reality to ongoing everyday life.

This far-reaching collection will be of use to scholars and students across death studies, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, culture, media and communication studies.

ISBN: 9783030114848
ISBN-10: 3030114848
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 289
Published: 29th April 2019
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 21.01 x 14.81  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.65

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