eBook The A-Z of Death and Dying: Social, Medical, and Cultural Aspects, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1440803447
  • ISBN-13: 9781440803444
  • DDC: 306.9
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 464 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Overview

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. Its approximately 200 entries will serve as useful starting points for those new to the topic and will be informative to those already acquainted with some of the core concepts and ideas within this burgeoning field of inquiryThis encyclopedia will serve as an essential resource for high school and undergraduate students, those engaged in independent research, and professionals whose work involves caring for the dead, dying, and bereaved. It will also be of great interest to general readers intrigued by the social, medical, and cultural dimensions to human mortality. Underscored by the inescapable biological certainties that affect us all, The A-Z of Death and Dying offers a highly relevant examination of the social and historical variation in the rituals, practices, and beliefs surrounding the end of life.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
The Contributors.
1: Abortion.
2: Accidental Death.
3: Active Dying.
4: ADEC (Association for Death Education and Counseling).
5: Adolescents.
6: Advance Directives.
7: African Americans.
8: Afterlife Beliefs.
9: Aging.
10: Alcohol.
11: Alzheimer’s Disease.
12: American Indians.
13: Ancestor Worship.
14: Angels.
15: Animism.
16: Anthropology.
17: Apocalypse.
18: Archaeology.
19: Ariès, Philippe.
20: Ars Moriendi.
21: Art and Literature.
22: Assassination.
23: Autoerotic Asphyxia.
24: Autopsy.
25: Awareness Contexts.
26: Banshees.
27: Bereavement.
28: Bioethics.
29: Body Disposal.
30: Body Worlds Exhibition.
31: Buddhism.
32: Burial.
33: Cadavers.
34: Cancer.
35: Cannibalism.
36: Capital Punishment.
37: Cardiovascular Disease.
38: Catholicism.
39: Cause of Death.
40: Cemeteries.
41: Charnel Houses.
42: Children.
43: Christianity.
44: Cloning.
45: Condolence (and Condolence Books).
46: Confucianism.
47: Continuing Bonds.
48: Coroner/Medical Examiner.
49: Cremains.
50: Cremation.
51: Cryonics.
52: Cults.
53: Curses.
54: Cyberspace.
55: Dance of Death.
56: Dark Tourism.
57: Databases.
58: Day of the Dead.
59: Death Anxiety.
60: Death Awareness Movement.
61: Death Certification.
62: Death Denial.
63: Death Education.
64: Death Mas.
65: Death Notification.
66: Death Obsession.
67: Deathbed Scene.
68: Definitions of Death.
69: Devil.
70: Dignitas.
71: Disasters.
72: Disease.
73: Domestic Violence.
74: Drugs.
75: Dying Trajectory.
76: Eating Disorders.
77: Elegy.
78: Embalming.
79: Epidemics and Plagues.
80: Epidemiology.
81: Epitaphs.
82: Estates.
83: Eulogy.
84: Euphemisms.
85: Euthanasia.
86: Exhumation.
87: Existentialism.
88: Facebook.
89: Familicide.
90: Famine.
91: Forensic Science.
92: Freud, Sigmund.
93: Funeral Director.
94: Funeral Industry.
95: Funerals.
96: Gender.
97: Genocide.
98: Ghosts.
99: Good Death.
100: Grave Robbing.
101: Green Burials.
102: Grief.
103: Grief Counseling.
104: Health Promotion.
105: Hearse.
106: Heaven.
107: Hell.
108: Hinduism.
109: HIV/AIDS.
110: Holocaust.
111: Homicide.
112: Honor Killings.
113: Hospice Movement.
114: Humor.
115: Images of Death.
116: Immortality.
117: Infant Mortality.
118: Infanticide.
119: Informed Consent.
120: Islam.
121: Jihad.
122: Judaism.
123: Kevorkian, Jack.
124: Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth.
125: Life Expectancy.
126: Life Support Therapies.
127: Make-A-Wish Foundation.
128: Martyrs.
129: Media and Death.
130: Medicalization.
131: Megadeath.
132: Memento Mori.
133: Memorial Day.
134: Memorial Tattoos.
135: Memorials and Memorialization.
136: Monuments.
137: Mortality Rates.
138: Mortuary Science.
139: Mourning.
140: Near-Death Experiences.
141: Near-to-Death Experiences.
142: Necrophilia.
143: Obituary.
144: Organ Donation/Transplantation.
145: Oscar the Cat.
146: Palliative Care.
147: Perinatal Death.
148: Pets.
149: Philosophy.
150: Photography.
151: Physician-Assisted Suicide.
152: Popular Culture.
153: Protestantism.
154: Psychology.
155: Public Dying.
156: Public Mourning.
157: Purgatory.
158: Reincarnation.
159: Religion.
160: Right-to-Die Movement.
161: Rigor Mortis.
162: School Shootings.
163: Sex and Death.
164: Social Class.
165: Social Death.
166: Sociology.
167: Spirituality.
168: Spontaneous Shrines/Roadside Memorials.
169: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
170: Suicide.
171: Suicide Prevention and Postvention.
172: Superstitions.
173: Taboo.
174: Taxidermy.
175: Terminal Illness and Care.
176: Terror Management Theory.
177: Terrorism.
178: Thanatology.
179: Tobacco.
180: Tombs/Mausoleums.
181: Totemism.
182: Valhalla.
183: Vampires.
184: Video Games.
185: Wakes/Visitations.
186: War.
187: Zombies.
Index.
About the Editor.