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Handbook of Death and Dying by Clifton D. Bryant

By Clifton D. Bryant

Dying is a social in addition to physiological phenomenon. each one society characterizes and, hence, treats loss of life and demise in its personal person ways—ways that vary markedly. those specific styles of demise and demise engender modal cultural responses, and such institutionalized habit has universal, least expensive, academic, spiritual, and political implications.

The instruction manual of dying and loss of life takes inventory of the titanic literature within the box of thanatology, arranging and synthesizing what has been an unwieldy physique of data right into a concise, but finished reference paintings. This two-volume guide will supply path and momentum to the examine of death-related habit for a few years to come.

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  • More than a hundred members representing authoritative services in a various array of disciplines

    • Anthropology
    • Family reports
    • History
    • Law
    • Medicine
    • Mortuary technology
    • Philosophy
    • Psychology
    • Social paintings
    • Sociology
    • Theology

  • A extraordinary editorial board of top students and researchers within the box
  • More than a hundred definitive essays overlaying nearly each measurement of death-related habit
  • Comprehensive and inclusive, exploring innovations and social styles in the better topical predicament
  • Journal article size essays that deal with issues with applicable aspect
  • Multidisciplinary and cross-cultural insurance


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