Books on Death and Dying in Society

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Paperback:Symbolic exchange and death:2017 Paperback
Author: Baudrillard, Jean
Year: 2017
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: SAGE
Resource type: Physical
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Paperback:The conversation, a revolutionary plan for end-of-life care:2016 Paperback
Author: Volandes, Angelo E
Year: 2016
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
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Paperback:Inner Life of the Dying Person:2014 Paperback
Author: Kellehear, Allan
Year: 2014
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Resource type: Physical
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0285638971
Paperback:The denial of death:2011 Paperback
Author: Becker, Ernest
Year: 2011
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Souvenir
Resource type: Physical
Note: Becker presents a daring, convincing challenge to the classic Freudian school. In this inspiring and revolutionary answer to the 'why' of human existence, he sees the denial of death as man's driving force to distinguish himself beyond the grave.
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Hardback:The way we die now:2016 Hardback
Author: O'Mahony, Seamus
Year: 2016
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Resource type: Physical
Note: We have lost the ability to deal with death. Most of our friends and beloved relations will die in a busy hospital in the care of strangers, doctors, and nurses they have known at best for a couple of weeks. They may not even know they are dying, victims of the kindly lie that there is still hope.
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Paperback:All the ghosts in the machine, the digital afterlife of your personal data:2020 Paperback
Author: Kasket, Elaine
Year: 2020
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Robinson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Seen any ghosts on your smartphone lately? As we're compelled to capture, store and share more and more of our personal information, there's something we often forget. All that data doesn't just disappear when our physical bodies shuffle off this mortal coil.
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0751565342
Paperback:Past mortems, life and death behind mortuary doors:2018 Paperback
Author: Valentine, Carla
Year: 2018
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Sphere
Resource type: Physical
Note: A day in the life of Carla Valentine - curator, pathology technician and 'death professional' - is not your average day. She spent ten years training and working as an Anatomical Pathology Technologist: where the mortuary slab was her desk, and that day's corpses her task list. 'Past Mortems' tells Carla's stories of those years, as well as investi
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Hardback:Being mortal, ageing, illness, medicine, and what matters in the end:2014 Hardback
Author: Gawande, Atul
Year: 2014
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Profile Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Atul Gawande examines his experiences as a surgeon, as he confronts the realities of ageing and dying in his patients and in his family, as well as the limits of what he can do. He emerges with a story that crosses the globe and history, exploring questions that range from the curious to the profound.
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Hardback:From here to eternity, travelling the world to find the good death:2018 Hardback
Author: Doughty, Caitlin
Year: 2018
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Resource type: Physical
Note: With curiosity and morbid humour, Doughty introduces us to inspiring death-care innovators, participates in powerful death practices almost entirely unknown in the West and explores new spaces for mourning - including a futuristic glowing-Buddha columbarium in Japan, a candlelit Mexican cemetery, and America's only open-air pyre.
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Hardback:With the end in mind, dying, death and wisdom in an age of denial:2017 Hardback
Author: Mannix, Kathryn
Year: 2017
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: William Collins
Resource type: Physical
Note: What colour is cancer? Why do some people appear to have made miraculous recoveries? How can you tell when someone is in the final hours of their life? How can we ensure our most vulnerable are treated with the dignity they deserve?
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