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The A-Z of Death and Dying: Social, Medical, and Cultural Aspects



Description:

This engaging and informative resource provides readers with an understanding of the social, cultural, and historical influences that shape our encounters with death, dying, and bereavement―a universal experience across humanity.


• Provides comprehensive yet easily accessible and concise entries that offer insight into the expanding study of death, dying, and bereavement

• Contains more than 200 engaging entries from key thinkers and practitioners within the interdisciplinary field of death studies

• Addresses a wide range of topics of both contemporary and historical interest, including memorial tattoos, Facebook grieving, and so-called "dark tourism," which reflect shifting attitudes and practices surrounding end-of-life issues