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Grief, Mourning And Death Ritual

£2.49

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Published by Open University press in 2008. Paperback, used but in very good condition. "a must for any specialist and advanced practitioner's bookshelf." Journal of Interpersonal Care This book focuses on what happens after a death has taken place. Drawing on social theory and anthropology, contributors examine responses to death as they occur within the unique set of cultural, social and historical circumstances which characterises post-war society. The book does not just document and make sense of contemporary practices but also critically reviews the ways grief, mourning and death ritual have been approached by academics and practitioners in the field. It does this by combining substantial reviews with shorter illustrative examples of grief, mourning and death ritual as they are manifest in specific settings and with defined groups. These illustrative examples include personal and institutional responses to death at different points in the life cycle, and responses to different sorts of death - the death of children and death in disasters for example. The examples include commentaries on bereavement work and on changes in both the funeral industry and memorialisation practices.Grief, Mourning and Death Ritual is aimed at advanced students in sociology, anthropology and psychology with an interest in death, dying and mortality. It is also directly relevant to those concerned with loss and how to respond to it. The book is therefore suitable for use on courses in nursing, palliative care, social work and counselling.

Item details

Author(s):
Jenny Hockey, Jeanne Katz, Neil Small
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22.5 x 14.5 cms (8.75 x 5.75 ins)
Edition:
2008
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0335205011
ISBN-13:
9780335205011
Number of pages:
286
Publisher:
Open University Press
Title:
Grief, Mourning And Ritual

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Published by Open University press in 2008. Paperback, used but in very good condition. "a must for any specialist and advanced practitioner's bookshelf." Journal of Interpersonal Care This book focuses on what happens after a death has taken place. Drawing on social theory and anthropology, contributors examine responses to death as they occur within the unique set of cultural, social and historical circumstances which characterises post-war society. The book does not just document and make sense of contemporary practices but also critically reviews the ways grief, mourning and death ritual have been approached by academics and practitioners in the field. It does this by combining substantial reviews with shorter illustrative examples of grief, mourning and death ritual as they are manifest in specific settings and with defined groups. These illustrative examples include personal and institutional responses to death at different points in the life cycle, and responses to different sorts of death - the death of children and death in disasters for example. The examples include commentaries on bereavement work and on changes in both the funeral industry and memorialisation practices.Grief, Mourning and Death Ritual is aimed at advanced students in sociology, anthropology and psychology with an interest in death, dying and mortality. It is also directly relevant to those concerned with loss and how to respond to it. The book is therefore suitable for use on courses in nursing, palliative care, social work and counselling.

Author(s):
Jenny Hockey, Jeanne Katz, Neil Small
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22.5 x 14.5 cms (8.75 x 5.75 ins)
Edition:
2008
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0335205011
ISBN-13:
9780335205011
Number of pages:
286
Publisher:
Open University Press
Title:
Grief, Mourning And Ritual

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