Death (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
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Death, Society, and Human Experience
Multidisciplinary, cross-cultural, and curricular-driven , the encyclopedia encompasses perspectives from psychologists, anthropologists, sociologists, philosophers, social workers, gerontologists, psychiatrists, attorneys, theologians, historians, individuals from the funeral, cemetery and life insurance fields, physicians, and ministers, priests and rabbis.
Authoritative and comprehensive , the two volumes include signed entries by experts in the field, both research scholars and in-service practitioners, who cover traditional subjects and important emerging ideas and provide suggested readings to guide users to resources for further information. Easy to use and search , a Reader's Guide in the front matter organizes entries by broad thematic areas, cross-references at the end of each entry guide readers to related entries, robust search features are included in the electronic version, and the entire work concludes with a detailed index.
Highly accessible , entries have been written with a range of readers in mind so that, by intent, they prove useful to lay readers in public libraries as well as scholars and students in academic environments. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :.
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Interest in the varied dimensions of death and dying has led to the development of death studies that move beyond medical research to include behavioral science disciplines and practitioner-oriented fields. As a result of thi Death and dying and death-related behavior involve the causes of death and the nature of the actions and emotions surrounding death among the living.
As a result of this interdisciplinary interest, the literature in the field has proliferated. This two-volume resource addresses the traditional death and dying-related topics but also presents a unique focus on the human experience to create a new dimension to the study of death and dying. With more than entries, the Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience includes the complex cultural beliefs and traditions and the institutionalized social rituals that surround dying and death, as well as the array of emotional responses relating to bereavement, grieving, and mourning.
The Encyclopedia is enriched through important multidisciplinary contributions and perspectives as it arranges, organizes, defines, and clarifies a comprehensive list of death-related perspectives, concepts, and theories. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Aug 26, Adi Narayan Mandalemula rated it really liked it. This is a comprehensive book about different forms of death and social issues regarding it.