Representations of Death: A Social Psychological Perspective

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Psychology Press, 1999 - Family & Relationships - 227 pages
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Drawing upon a rare and highly original ethnography of contemporary mortuary practices, Representations of Death takes the reader through the medical, bureaucratic, commercial and ritual aspects of death Going behind the scenes at hospitals, funeral parlours, crematoria and cemeteries, as well as holding poignant, in-depth interviews with bereaved women, Bradbury has been able to illuminate the very different perspectives of the deathwork professional and the grieving relative. Illustrated with stunning photographs, this fascinating book makes a significant contribution to the growing literature in death studies.
 

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Contents

An analysis of contemporary deathways
1
The study of death A social psychological approach
5
Researching death An urban ethnography
26
Medicine and bureaucracy
46
Commerce and ritual
72
The body
113
Social representations of death
140
Social representations of loss
164
Representing death
182
Appendix
198
Bibliography
204
Index
216
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