What Death Means Now: Thinking Critically About Dying and Grieving

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Though death comes to all humans, the challenges it poses evolve. This book outlines the particular challenges death poses today and critically evaluates how individuals, families, communities and societies in the West are responding.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBristol, U. K.
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages140
ISBN (Print)9781447337362
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2017

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PublisherPolicy Press

Bibliographical note

Tony Walter was director of the University of Bath’s Centre for Death & Society where he is now Honorary Professor. A sociologist, he has researched, written and taught about death and society for thirty years; before that, he wrote on a range of topics including religion, landscape, social security reform, and basic income. His fifteen books include Funerals – and how to improve them (Hodder, 1990), The Revival of Death (Routledge, 1994), and On Bereavement: the culture of grief (Open University Press, 1999); co-edited books include Pilgrimage in Popular Culture (Macmillan, 1993) and Social Death (Routledge, 2016).


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