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On Bereavement: The Culture of Grief

£9.99

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Some societies and some individuals find a place for their dead, others leave them behind. In recent years, researchers, professionals and bereaved people themselves have struggled with this. Should the bond with the dead be continued or broken? What is clear is that the grieving individual is not left in a social vacuum but has to struggle with expectations from self, family, friends, professionals and academic theorists. This ground-breaking book looks at the social position of the bereaved. They find themselves caught between the living and the dead, sometimes searching for guidelines in a de-ritualized society that has few to offer, sometimes finding their grief inappropriately pathologised and policed. At its best, bereavement care offers reassurance, validation, and freedom to talk where the client has previously encountered judgmentalism. In this unique book, Tony Walter applies sociological insights to one of the most personal of human situations. On Bereavement is aimed at students on medical, nursing, counselling and social work courses that include bereavement as a topic. It will also appeal to sociology students with an interest in death, dying and mortality.

Condition: Cover shelfworn and slightly creased, slight discolouration. Name of previous owner on inside of front cover. Pages clean and clear, and binding tight.

Item details

Author(s):
Walter, Tony
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo
Edition:
1999
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
033520080X
ISBN-13:
9780335200801
Number of pages:
232
Publisher:
Open University Press
Title:
On Bereavement: The Culture of Grief

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Some societies and some individuals find a place for their dead, others leave them behind. In recent years, researchers, professionals and bereaved people themselves have struggled with this. Should the bond with the dead be continued or broken? What is clear is that the grieving individual is not left in a social vacuum but has to struggle with expectations from self, family, friends, professionals and academic theorists. This ground-breaking book looks at the social position of the bereaved. They find themselves caught between the living and the dead, sometimes searching for guidelines in a de-ritualized society that has few to offer, sometimes finding their grief inappropriately pathologised and policed. At its best, bereavement care offers reassurance, validation, and freedom to talk where the client has previously encountered judgmentalism. In this unique book, Tony Walter applies sociological insights to one of the most personal of human situations. On Bereavement is aimed at students on medical, nursing, counselling and social work courses that include bereavement as a topic. It will also appeal to sociology students with an interest in death, dying and mortality.

Condition: Cover shelfworn and slightly creased, slight discolouration. Name of previous owner on inside of front cover. Pages clean and clear, and binding tight.

Author(s):
Walter, Tony
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo
Edition:
1999
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
033520080X
ISBN-13:
9780335200801
Number of pages:
232
Publisher:
Open University Press
Title:
On Bereavement: The Culture of Grief

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