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The Social Construction of Death

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Editors: Van Brussel, Leen, Carpentier, N. (Eds.)

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Chapter 12 of this book is open access under a CC BY license. 

Well-established scholars from a variety of disciplines - including sociology, anthropology, media and cultural studies, and political sciences – use the social construction of death and dying to analyse a wide variety of meaning-making practices in societal fields such as ethics, politics, media, medicine and family.

About the authors

Arnar Árnason, University of Aberdeen, UK Daniel Ashton, Bath Spa University, UK Nico Carpentier, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium Kathy Charmaz, Sonoma State University, USA Joachim Cohen, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO), Belgium John Cromby, Loughborough University, UK Margaret Gibson, Griffith University, Australia Jason Glynos, University of Essex, UK Glennys Howarth, Plymouth University, UK Jenny Kitzinger, Chronic Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre, UK Celia Kitzinger, Chronic Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre, UK Linda Liska Belgrave, University of Miami, USA Fran McInerney, Australian Catholic University and Mercy Health, Melbourne, Australia Adele Phillips, Birmingham University UK Leen Van Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium Tina Weber, Technical University Berlin, Germany

Reviews

"The Social Construction of Death: Interdisciplinary Perspectives provides the reader with a very interesting and valuable interdisciplinary study of death through social constructionism. The edited volume is a display of how the use of a single paradigm (in this case social constructionism/-ivism) can be a valuable way to carry out interdisciplinary research." - Communications (2015)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Brussel, Leen (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • A Discourse-Theoretical Approach to Death and Dying

    Brussel, Leen

    Pages 13-33

  • Studying Illness and Dying through Constructivist Grounded Theory

    Belgrave, Linda Liska (et al.)

    Pages 34-51

  • Feeling Bodies: Analysing the Unspeakability of Death

    Cromby, John (et al.)

    Pages 52-72

  • Representations of Corpses in Contemporary Television

    Weber, Tina

    Pages 75-91

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Social Construction of Death
Book Subtitle
Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Editors
  • Leen Van Brussel
  • N. Carpentier
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39191-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137391919
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39190-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 278
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