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The Revival of Death - Tony Walter

The Revival of Death

Hardcover Published: 24th November 1994
ISBN: 9780415086653
Number Of Pages: 238

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Talking about death is now fashionable, but how should we talk? Who should we listen to - priests, doctors, cousellors, or ourselves? Has psychology replaced religion in telling us how to die? This provocative book takes a sociological look at the revival of interest in death, focusing on the hospice movement and bereavement counselling. It will be required reading for anyone interested in the sociology of death and caring for the dying, the dead or bereaved.

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..."a useful and interesting book...Written with care, insight, and well-referenced, the book takes the reader through issues of dying and how culture influences our attitudes and behavior toward death...an excellent supplement for courses on death and dying." -"Contemporary Psychology "Walter has written a provocative, rich book... Anyone who attends closely to Walter's book will be in a better position to respond when a doctor tries to set him straight, or a nurse offers help, "at no cost to you.."" -"Contemporary Sociology

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Doing It My Wayp. 7
The Dying of Deathp. 9
The Revival of Deathp. 26
Further Readingp. 38
The Two Strands of Revivalp. 39
Traditional, Modern and Neo-Modern Deathp. 47
Keeping on Listeningp. 67
Stories and Meta-Storiesp. 69
Systems for Listeningp. 87
Expectations and Assumptionsp. 108
The Listening Community or the Defining Community?p. 121
Gaining Control, Losing Controlp. 139
Which Person?p. 150
Further Readingp. 161
Routinisationp. 162
Further Readingp. 173
Disposalp. 174
Further Readingp. 184
Conclusionp. 185
Glossaryp. 201
Notesp. 205
Bibliographyp. 209
Indexp. 223
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ISBN: 9780415086653
ISBN-10: 0415086655
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: 24th November 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1

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