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Beyond the Body: Death and Social Identity

Beyond the Body: Death and Social Identity (Hardback)

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Beyond the Body presents a new and sophisticated approach to death, dying and bereavement, and the sociology of the body. The authors challenge existing theories that put the body at the centre of identity. They go 'beyond the body' to highlight the persistence of self-identity even when the body itself has been disposed of or is missing. Chapters draw together a wide range of empirical data, including cross-cultural case studies and fieldwork to examine both the management of the corpse and the construction of the 'soul' or 'spirit' by focusing on the work of: *undertakers *embalmers *coroners *clergy *clairvoyants *exorcists *bereavement counsellors.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: death & dying Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 24/06/1999 ISBN-13: 9780415182911  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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