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Endings : a sociology of death and dying

Author: Michael C Kearl
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
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Arguing that death is the central force shaping our social life and order, the author draws on a wide variety of disciplines to provide a broad sociological perspective on the interrelationships of life and death.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kearl, Michael C.
Endings.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1989
(DLC) 88025579
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael C Kearl
ISBN: 1601296282 9781601296283 9780199725885 0199725888 9780195045154 0195045157 128043967X 9781280439674 9786610439676 6610439672
OCLC Number: 228169359
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 521 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: 1. Introduction: Death's Revelations of Life; 2. What Death Means: Death in Cross-Cultural and Historical Perspective; 3. Death's Impacts on Society; 4. How We Die: The Social Stratification of Death; 5. Death and Religion; 6. Secular Perspectives on Death; 7. Death and Work; 8. The Politics of Death; 9. Death and the Military Experience; 10. Death in Popular Culture; 11. Death and the Medical System; 12. Death and the Individual: The Social Psychology of Dying and Surviving; Index.
Other Titles: Sociology of death and dying.
Responsibility: Michael C. Kearl.
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