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Sociology: death & dying

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other...
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Caitlin Doughty
A fascinating look at the funeral industry and an exploration of how we deal with death and our dead from a young feisty, funny and fearless mortician
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Memento Mori: The Dead Among Us
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Paul Koudounaris
 
From burial caves in Indonesia festooned with bones, to skulls smoking cigarettes, wearing beanie hats and sunglasses, and decorated with garlands of flowers in South America, the author ventures beyond...
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The Undiscovered Country: Journeys...
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Carl Watkins
 
We know what happens to the body when we die, but what happens to the soul? The answer may remain a great unknown, but the question has shaped centuries of...
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When I Die: Lessons from the Death Zone
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Philip Gould
 
On 29 January 2008 Philip Gould was told he had cancer. He was stoical, and set about his treatment, determined to fight his illness. In the face of difficult ...
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Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of...
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Bess Lovejoy
 
An outrageous look at how your favourite historical figures just got even more interesting past their expiration dates
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Living with Death and Dying
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Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
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Last Suppers: A collection of final...
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Caroline West; Mark Latter
 
Last Suppers is a delightfully macabre miscellany looking at the meals enjoyed by famous people before they took their last breath.
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Death and Bereavement Across Cultures
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All societies have their own customs and beliefs surrounding death. In the West, traditional ways of mourning are disappearing, and although Western science has had a...
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Human Remains and Identification: ...
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Elisabeth Anstett; Jean-Marc Dreyfus
 
A pioneering investigation into the practices and methodologies used in the search for and exhumation of dead bodies resulting from mass violence.
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Farewell to the World: A History of...
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Marzio Barbagli
 
Why would an individual be willing to strap a bomb to himself and walk into a crowded market place, blowing himself up at the same time as he kills and...
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Organ Donation in Japan: A Medical...
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Maria-Keiko Yasuoka
 
In this book, Yasuoka reveals insight into Japan as the country with the most severe organ shortages and the lowest numbers of organ donations among medically advanced countries. This is...
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Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides?:...
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Sheldon Ekland-Olson
 
This second edition of Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides? has been updated to consider the rising stakes for issues of life and death. Abortion, assisted dying, and...
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Mortality's Muse: The Fine Art of Dying
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D.T. Siebert
 
D.T. Siebert's Mortality's Muse demonstrates how art, literature in particular, addresses that most fundamental of human fears-mortal anxiety. Various aspects of culture and thought come into play: from the psychological...
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Will the Circle be Unbroken?:...
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Studs Terkel
 
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Glimpsing Heaven: The Stories and...
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Judy Bachrach
 
If you caught a glimpse of heaven, would you choose to come back to life? Investigative journalist Judy Bachrach has collected accounts of the post-postmortem, and the conclusions are astonishing.
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The Tombs of Pompeii: Organization,...
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Virginia L. Campbell
 
This volume offers a comprehensive overview of the tombs of Pompeii and its immediate environs, examining the funerary culture of the population, delving into the importance of social class and...
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