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Lifting the Taboo : Women, Death and Dying - Sally Cline

Lifting the Taboo

Women, Death and Dying

Paperback Published: 1st March 1997
ISBN: 9780814714065
Number Of Pages: 388

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lluminated by a profound yet humorous vision, Lifting the Taboo explores the specific relationship women of many colors, cultures, ages, and sexual orientations have to their own deaths, their attitudes towards loss, and their disposition to their role as primary care-givers to the dying.

Specifically, the book weighs the implications of breast cancer and examines in detail Alzheimer's Disease which, contrary to popular myth, can in several significant ways be perceived as a women's disease. Investigating mothers' responses to children's deaths, Sally Cline establishes that women's relationships to death are intricately connected to the experience of giving birth. They are, she argues, therefore psychologically and emotionally different from those of men. Cline goes on to examine women's roles and responses to AIDS and suicide, women's sexual relationships while dying, how society views widows as leftover lives, and women's radical work in hospices and death therapy, as well as their roles as female funeral directors.

ISBN: 9780814714065
ISBN-10: 0814714064
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 1st March 1997
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.79 x 12.7  x 2.64
Weight (kg): 0.31