- Death -- Sociological aspects.
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- Includes index.
- Bibliography: p. 271-294.
- Contents Acknowledgements Introduction Section One: Social characteristics and attitudes to death Chapter 1: Death, Denial and Diversity Chapter 2: When and How People Die Chapter 3: Life and Death in 'Risk Society' Chapter 4: Death, Religion and Spirituality Chapter 5: Death and the Media Section Two: Social structures and individual experiences of dying Chapter 6: Dying: Institutionalisation and Medicalisation Chapter 7: The Good Death Chapter 8: The Social Organisation of Sudden Death Chapter 9: The Dying and the Dead Body Section Three: Post-death rituals of remembrance and survival beliefs Chapter 10: Grief and Loss Chapter 11: Relationships between the Living and the Dead Chapter 12: Mortuary Rituals Chapter 13: Conclusions: Resurrecting Death? Bibliography.
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