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Death : current perspectives.

Author: John B Williamson; Edwin S Shneidman
Publisher: Mountain View, Calif. : Mayfield Pub. Co., ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th ed.View all editions and formats
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These classic and contemporary essays explore the broad range of structural and social contexts of death. They cover issues including the psychology, sociology and ethics of death and dying.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Death.
Mountain View, Calif. : Mayfield Pub. Co., ©1995
(OCoLC)647059167
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John B Williamson; Edwin S Shneidman
ISBN: 1559340118 9781559340113
OCLC Number: 30666813
Description: vii, 487 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The personification of death / Robert Kastenbaum --
A befitting and appropriate death / Avery D. Weisman --
The pornography of death / Geoffrey Gorer --
Death in popular culture / Michael C. Kearl --
The terror of death / Ernest Becker --
Western attitudes toward death / Philippe Ariès --
The Black Death as a major event in world history / Yves Renouard --
AIDS as human suffering / Paul Farmer and Arthur Kleinman --
Strategies for bringing the AIDS epidemic under control / Malcolm Gladwell --
Death be not strange / Peter Metcalf --
Days of the Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico: an historical inquiry / Judith Strupp Green --
Clinical care in the AIDS epidemic / Gerald H. Friedland --
The ritual drama of mutual pretense / Barney G. Glaser and Anselm L. Strauss --
Death, uses of a corpse, and social worth / David Sudnow --
Dying at Murray Manor / Jaber F. Gubrium --
Hospice care for the 1990s: a concept coming of age / Marian Gentile and Maryanne Fello --
The American way of death / Jessica Mitford --
Public behavior in the funeral home / Vanderlyn R. Pine --
Symptomatology and management of acute grief / Erich Lindemann --
A grief observed / C.S. Lewis --
Unresolved grief / Terese Rando --
Disenfranchised grief / Kenneth J. Doka --
The child's theories concerning death / Maria Nagy --
Worlds of dying children and their well siblings / Myra Bluebond-Langner --
Children traumatized by witnessing acts of personal violence: homicide, rape, or suicide behavior / Robert S. Pynoos --
The death of a child / Beverley Raphael --
Voluntary active euthanasia / Dan Brock --
When self-determination runs amok / Daniel Callahan --
The Nazi "euthanasia" program / Robert Jay Lifton --
Harvesting the dead / Willard Gaylin --
Egoistic suicide / Émile Durkheim --
Epidemiology of suicide in the United States / John L. McIntosh --
Examining suicide from a life span perspective / Judith M. Stillion and Eugene E. McDowell --
Suicide as psychache / Edwin S. Shneidman --
Kids who kill / Gordon Witkin --
This is your death / Jacob Weisberg --
Death penalty sentiment / Hans Zeisel and Alec M. Gallup --
Loss of communality at Buffalo Creek / Kai T. Erikson --
Night / Elie Wiesel --
Megamurders / R.J. Rummel --
Near-death experiences: new evidence for survival? / Robert Kastenbaum --
Do we survive death? / Bertrand Russell --
The postself / Edwin S. Shneidman.
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