A-Z of Death and Dying, The: Social, Medical, and Cultural Aspects

Editor: Brennan, Michael
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Greenwood

Single-User Purchase Price: $89.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $133.50
ISBN: 978-1-44-080343-7
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 50
Book Status: Available
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Written in an engaging and accessible style by leading international scholars and practitioners from within the field of death and bereavement studies, this book will have broad appeal, providing in a single volume insights from some of the key thinkers within the interdisciplinary field of death, dying, and bereavement.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • The Contributors
  • Entries A–Z
  • A
  • Abortion
  • Accidental Death
  • Active Dying
  • ADEC (Association for Death Education and Counseling)
  • Adolescents
  • Advance Directives
  • African Americans
  • Afterlife Beliefs
  • Aging
  • Alcohol
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • American Indians
  • Ancestor Worship
  • Angels
  • Animism
  • Anthropology
  • Apocalypse
  • Archaeology
  • Ariès, Philippe
  • Ars Moriendi
  • Art and Literature
  • Assassination
  • Autoerotic Asphyxia
  • Autopsy
  • Awareness Contexts
  • B
  • Banshees
  • Bereavement
  • Bioethics
  • Body Disposal
  • Body Worlds Exhibition
  • Buddhism
  • Burial
  • C
  • Cadavers
  • Cancer
  • Cannibalism
  • Capital Punishment
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Catholicism
  • Cause of Death
  • Cemeteries
  • Charnel Houses
  • Children
  • Christianity
  • Cloning
  • Condolence (and Condolence Books)
  • Confucianism
  • Continuing Bonds
  • Coroner/Medical Examiner
  • Cremains
  • Cremation
  • Cryonics
  • Cults
  • Curses
  • Cyberspace
  • D
  • Dance of Death
  • Dark Tourism
  • Databases
  • Day of the Dead
  • Death Anxiety
  • Death Awareness Movement
  • Death Certification
  • Death Denial
  • Death Education
  • Death Mask
  • Death Notification
  • Death Obsession
  • Deathbed Scene
  • Definitions of Death
  • Devil
  • Dignitas
  • Disasters
  • Disease
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs
  • Dying Trajectory
  • E
  • Eating Disorders
  • Elegy
  • Embalming
  • Epidemics and Plagues
  • Epidemiology
  • Epitaphs
  • Estates
  • Eulogy
  • Euphemisms
  • Euthanasia
  • Exhumation
  • Existentialism
  • F
  • Facebook
  • Familicide
  • Famine
  • Forensic Science
  • Freud, Sigmund
  • Funeral Director
  • Funeral Industry
  • Funerals
  • G
  • Gender
  • Genocide
  • Ghosts
  • Good Death
  • Grave Robbing
  • Green Burials
  • Grief
  • Grief Counseling
  • H
  • Health Promotion
  • Hearse
  • Heaven
  • Hell
  • Hinduism
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Holocaust
  • Homicide
  • Honor Killings
  • Hospice Movement
  • Humor
  • I
  • Images of Death
  • Immortality
  • Infant Mortality
  • Infanticide
  • Informed Consent
  • Islam
  • J
  • Jihad
  • Judaism
  • K
  • Kevorkian, Jack
  • Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth
  • L
  • Life Expectancy
  • Life Support Therapies
  • M
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Martyrs
  • Media and Death
  • Medicalization
  • Megadeath
  • Memento Mori
  • Memorial Day
  • Memorial Tattoos
  • Memorials and Memorialization
  • Monuments
  • Mortality Rates
  • Mortuary Science
  • Mourning
  • N
  • Near-Death Experiences
  • Near-to-Death Experiences
  • Necrophilia
  • O
  • Obituary
  • Organ Donation/Transplantation
  • Oscar the Cat
  • P
  • Palliative Care
  • Perinatal Death
  • Pets
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physician-Assisted Suicide
  • Popular Culture
  • Protestantism
  • Psychology
  • Public Dying
  • Public Mourning
  • Purgatory
  • R
  • Reincarnation
  • Religion
  • Right-to-Die Movement
  • Rigor Mortis
  • S
  • School Shootings
  • Sex and Death
  • Social Class
  • Social Death
  • Sociology
  • Spirituality
  • Spontaneous Shrines/Roadside Memorials
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Suicide
  • Suicide Prevention and Postvention
  • Superstitions
  • T
  • Taboo
  • Taxidermy
  • Terminal Illness and Care
  • Terror Management Theory
  • Terrorism
  • Thanatology
  • Tobacco
  • Tombs/Mausoleums
  • Totemism
  • V
  • Valhalla
  • Vampires
  • Video Games
  • W
  • Wakes/Visitation
  • War
  • Z
  • Zombies
  • About the Editor