Studies in Childhood and Youth

Young People's Perspectives on End-of-Life

Death, Culture and the Everyday

Authors: Coombs, Sarah

  • Uniquely brings together two typically disparate fields: the Sociology of Childhood and the Sociology of Death 
    Offers a fresh, unique perspective from children with original interviews Opens up debate on how to deal with death and to discuss it with young people
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This book challenges adult assumptions that young-people do not, cannot and should not think about death. The author uses everyday material objects in order to facilitate a range of conversations, revealing lively engagement with the topic. Cultural resources, such as literature and film, provide a rich variety of perspectives on and responses to death, whilst equally providing an opportunity to challenge many of these representations as unreal and unauthentic. The book contains personal narratives of loss and memories of loved ones, presenting a variety of encounters with significant deaths, the stories being told in an array of vibrant, amusing and emotive ways. Similarly, death is explored from a variety of religious and scientific frameworks, highlighting rich and changing perspectives. Such shifting and exciting vistas are a largely undiscovered part of young-people's lives and situate them in a landscape not often associated with childhood.

Young-People's Perspectives on End-of-Life will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including Childhood and Youth Studies, Death Studies, Qualitative Research Methodologies, Sociology, Anthropology and Education. 

About the authors

Sarah Coombs is Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at the University of Suffolk, UK. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • ‘It Would Be Better to Talk About Death’

    Coombs, Sarah

    Pages 1-16

  • Improper or Proper Conversations?

    Coombs, Sarah

    Pages 17-71

  • Death: ‘It’s Sexy and Stuff’

    Coombs, Sarah

    Pages 73-114

  • Letting Death Out of the Box

    Coombs, Sarah

    Pages 115-149

  • ‘We’re All Made of Dead People’

    Coombs, Sarah

    Pages 151-186

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-53631-6
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53630-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Young People's Perspectives on End-of-Life
Book Subtitle
Death, Culture and the Everyday
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Childhood and Youth
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53631-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53631-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53630-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 206
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