Death Current Perspectives

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  • ISBN-13: 9781559340113
  • ISBN: 1559340118
  • Edition: 4
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education


Williamson, John B., Schneidman, Edwin S.


Preface Introduction Epigrammatic Prologue PART I. DIMENSIONS OF DEATH Robert Kastenbaum, The PersoniFication of Death / Avery D. Weisman, A BeFitting and Appropriate Death / Geoffrey Gorer, The Pornography of Death / Michael C. Kearl, Death in Popular Culture / Ernest Becker, The Terror of Death PART II. HISTORICAL AND CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE Philippe Aries, Western Attitudes toward Death / Yves Renouard, The Black Death as a Major Event in World History / Paul Farmer and Arthur Kleinman, AIDS as Human Suffering / Malcolm Gladwell, Strategies for Bringing the AIDS Epidemic under Control / Peter Metcalf, Death Be Not Strange / Judith Strupp Green, Days of the Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico: A Historical Inquiry PART III. DYING IN VARIOUS SETTINGS Gerald H. Friedland, Clinical Care in the AIDS Epidemic / Barney G. Glaser and Anselm L. Strauss, The Ritual Drama of Mutual Pretense / David Sudnow, Death, Uses of a Corpse, and Social Worth / Jaber F. Gubrium, Dying at Murray Manor / Marian Gentile and Maryanne Fello, Hospice Care for the 1990s: A Concept Coming of Age PART IV. FUNERALS Jessica Mitford, The American Way of Death / Vanderlyn R. Pine, Public Behavior in the Funeral HomePART V. GRIEF AND BEREAVEMENT / Erich Lindemann, Symptomatology and Management of Acute Grief / C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed / Terest Rando, Unresolved Grief / Kenneth J. Doka, Disenfranchised Grief PART VI. CHILDREN AND DEATH Maria Nagy, The Child's Theories Concerning Death / Myra Bluebond-Langner, Worlds of Dying Children and Their Well Siblings / Robert S. Pynoos, Children Traumatized by Witnessing Acts of Personal Violence: Homicide, Rape, or Suicide Behavior / Beverty Raphael, The Death of a Child PART VII. EUTHANASIA AND MEDICAL ETHICS Dan Brock, Voluntary Active Euthanasia / Daniel Callahan, When Self-Determination Runs Amok / Robert Jay Lifton, The Nazi 'Euthanasia' Program / Willard Gaylin, Harvesting the Dead PART VIII. SUICIDE Emile Durkheim, Egoistic Suicide / John L. McIntosh, Epidemiology of Suicide in the United States / Judith M. Stillion and Eugene E. McDowell, Examining Suicide from a Life Span Perspective / Edwin S. Shneidman, Suicide as a Psychache PART IX. VIOLENT DEATH, DISASTERS, AND MEGADEATH Gordon Witkin, Kids Who Kill / Jacob Weisberg, This is Your Death / Hans Zeisel and Alec M. Gallup, Death Penalty Sentiment in the United States / Kai T. Erikson, Loss of Communality at Buffalo Creek / Elie Wiesel, Night / R. J. Rummel, Megamurders PART X. BEYOND DEATH Robert Kastenbaum, Near-Death Experiences: New Evidence for Survival? / Bertrand Russell, Do We Survive Death? / Edwin S. Shneidman, The Postself Annotated Bibliography Name Index Subject IndexWilliamson, John B. is the author of 'Death Current Perspectives', published 1994 under ISBN 9781559340113 and ISBN 1559340118.

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