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- xii, 286 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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- Hockey, Jennifer Lorna.Katz, Jeanne.Small, Neil.
- Contents: 1. Theories of grief: a critical review / Neil Small -- 2. Is grief an illness? Issues of theory in relation to cultural diversity and the grieving process / Caroline Currer -- 3. Four siblings' perspectives on parent death: a family focus / Miriam S. Moss and Sidney Z. Moss -- 4. "Naturalizing" death among older adults in residential care / Carol Komaromy and Jenny Hockey -- 5. Just an old fashioned love song or a harlequin romance? Some experiences of widowhood / Jane Littlewood -- 6. Discourse into practice: the production of bereavement care / Neil Small and Jenny Hockey -- 7. The skills we need: bereavement counselling and governmentality in England / Arnar Árnason -- 8. "You have to get inside the person" or making grief private: image and metaphor in the therapeutic re-construction of bereavement / Michael Anderson -- 9. Supporting bereaved children at school / Jeanne Katz -- 10. The child death helpline / Jean Simons -- 11. A place for my child: the evolution of a candle service / Jo Heslop -- 12. Changing death rituals / Jenny Hockey -- 13. Funeral ritual, past and present / Phil Gore -- 14. Forget me not: memorialisation in cemeteries and crematoria / Mary Bradbury -- 15. The cemetery: the evidence of continuing bonds / Doris Francis, et al -- 16. Hindu death and mourning rituals: the impact of geographical mobility / Shirley Firth -- 17. Grieving in public / Glennys Howarth -- 18. Post-disaster rituals / Anne Eyre.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: This book focuses on what happens after a death has taken place. Drawing on social theory and anthropology, contributors examine responses to death as they occur within the unique set of cultural, social and historical circumstances which characterizes post-war society. The book does not just document and make sense of contemporary practices but also critically reviews the ways grief, mourning and death ritual have been approached by academics and practitioners in the field. It does this by combining substantial reviews with shorter illustrative examples of grief, mourning and death ritual as they are manifest in specific settings and with defined groups. These illustrative examples include personal and institutional responses to death at different points in the life cycle, and responses to different sorts of death - the death of children and death in disasters for example. The examples include commentaries on bereavement work and on changes in both the funeral industry and memorialization practices. Grief, Mourning and Death Ritual is aimed at advanced students in sociology, anthropology and psychology with an interest in death, dying and mortality. It is also directly relevant to those concerned with loss and how to respond to it. The book is therefore suitable for use on courses in nursing, palliative care, social work and counselling irth - 17. Grieving i.