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The Handbook of Death and Dying takes stock of the vast literature in the field of thanatology, arranging and synthesizing what has been an unwieldy body of knowledge into a concise, yet comprehensive reference work. It provides direction and momentum to the study of death-related behavior for many years to come.
Author(s): Clifton D. Bryant
Edition: 1st
Articles: 111
Images: 41
People: 18

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Reader’s Guide
PREFACE: A THANATOLOGICAL ODYSSEY
INTRODUCTION
ABOUT THE EDITORS
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS

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THE ABORTION ISSUE IN THE UNITED STATES

On his second full day as president of the United States, George W. Bush took swift action to restrict U.S. funds to international family...

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS

Monika Ardelt Ph.D. , is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Florida. She is also a Core Faculty Member of the...

ABOUT THE EDITORS

EDITORS IN CHIEF Clifton D. Bryant Ph.D. , is Professor of Sociology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University...

THE AMERICAN FAMILY AND THE PROCESSING OF DEATH PRIOR TO THE 20TH CENTURY

The death of a loved one has never been considered a casual experience at any point in the history of the American family. Also a constant, at...

THE AMERICAN FUNERAL

The funeral has long been a component of society’s attempts to adjust to and cope with the loss of one of its members. Traditionally, it has...

“ARISE, YE MORE THAN DEAD!”

Culture, Music, and Death —John Dryden From Harmony, from heavenly Harmony This universal frame began. So began John Dryden’s...

THE AUTOPSY

— Hill and Anderson 1988 :173 Pathologists are ghouls, and autopsies are madness. The term autopsy is self-explanatory ( auto = self...

BEREAVEMENT IN CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE

Studies of bereavement cross-culturally have produced fascinating and important challenges to much that has been taken for granted about...

BLACK FUNERALIZATION AND CULTURALLY GROUNDED SERVICES

The Black experience in America has been that of pathos. Slavery, degradation, brutality, segregation, discrimination, deprivation, poverty, and...

BODY DISPOSITION IN CROSS-CULTURAL CONTEXT

Prehistoric and Modern Non-Western Societies The method of disposal of human remains varies from culture to culture, prehistorically and...

BODY RECYCLING

Recycling bodies and body parts is an important social phenomenon that has received significant attention from social scientists, policymakers,...

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IN THE UNITED STATES

Although a majority of the crimes once punishable by death in the United States are no longer punishable in that manner, as of late 2002, 3,697...

CEMETERY REGULATION IN THE UNITED STATES

OVERVIEW Depending on the definition ( Burek 1994 ), there exist at least 23,000 cemeteries in the United States or as many as 200,000. ...

CHILDREN AND THE DEATH OF A PARENT

—( Gordon 1996 :xiv) “My father died when I was seven years old. I’ve always thought that was the most important thing anyone could know...

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS CONCERNIN DEATH AND LIFE AFTER DEATH

The Apostles’ Creed concludes with affirmations of belief in “the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.” In various ways, Christian...