Death in a Global Age by Ruth McManusDeath in a Global Age by Ruth McManus

Death in a Global Age

byRuth McManus

Paperback | November 1, 2012

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Attitudes towards dying are informed by our social lives. This book explores death across different cultures, examining areas including grief and religion, life expectancy and representation. Introducing students to key debates in the field, this book shows how approaches to death are being radically reshaped in an increasingly globalized world.
RUTH MCMANUS is lecturer in Sociology at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. She teaches on the sociology of death, dying and bereavement and is widely published in the field.
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Title:Death in a Global AgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:November 1, 2012Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230224520

ISBN - 13:9780230224520

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Death is Integral to Life
Perspectives and Theories on Death and Dying
The Social Organisation of Dying and Death: A New Paradigm Emerges
Patterns in Life and Death: Shifting Demographic Trends Re-Shape Life Expectancies
The Death Industries: Bespoke My Death
Funerary Rites: A Decent Send-Off
Grief
Mass Death: Global Imaginaries
Religion: The De-Secularisation of Spiritual Life and Death?
Representations Of Mortality: Watching Real Death Is Good?
Conclusion: Death in a Global Age