Death, society, and human experience /
Robert J. Kastenbaum.
10th ed.
Boston : Allyn & Bacon, c2009.
xvii, 544 p. : ill.
9780205610532 (alk. paper)
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Boston : Allyn & Bacon, c2009.
9780205610532 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This landmark text on the sociology of death and dying draws on contributions from the social and behavioral sciences as well as the humanities, such as history, religion, philosophy, literature, and the arts, to provide thorough coverage of understanding death and the dying process. The text focuses on both individual and societal attitudes and how they influence both how and when we die and how we live and deal with the knowledge of death and loss. Robert Kastenbaum is a renowned scholar in the field who developed one of the world's first death education courses and introduced the first text for this market.
Table of Contents
As We Think About Death
What is Death?
The Death System
Hospice and Palliative Care
End of Life Issues and Decisions
Violent Death: Murder, Terrorism, Genocide, Disaster, and Accident
Euthanasia Assisted Death, Abortion, and the Right to Die
Death in the World of Childhood
Bereavement, Grief, and Mourning
The Funeral Process
Do We Survive Death?
How Can We Help?
Good Life, Good Death?
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