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Endings

  • Livre Relié
  • 544 Nombre de pages
Arguing that death is the central force shaping our social life and order, the author draws on a wide variety of disciplines to pr... Lire la suite
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Arguing that death is the central force shaping our social life and order, the author draws on a wide variety of disciplines to provide a broad sociological perspective on the interrelationships of life and death.

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Arguing that death is the central force shaping our social life and order, Michael Kearl draws on anthropology, religion, politics, philosophy, the natural sciences, economics, and psychology to provide a broad sociological perspective on the interrelationships of life and death, showing how death contributes to social change and how the meanings of death are generated to serve social functions. Working from a social as well as a psychological perspective, Kearl analyzes traditional topics, including aging, suicide, grief, and medical ethics while also examining current issues such as the impact of the AIDS epidemic on social trust, governments' use of death symbolism, the business of death and dying, the political economy of doomsday weaponry, and death in popular culture. Incisive and original, this book maps the separate contributions of various social institutions to American attitudes toward death, observing the influence of each upon the broader cultural outlook on life.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Endings
Sous-titre: A Sociology of Death and Dying
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Code EAN: 9780195045154
ISBN: 978-0-19-504515-4
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Religion et théologie
nombre de pages: 544
Poids: 962g
Taille: H237mm x B159mm x T40mm
Année: 1990