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Death and Bereavement Around the World: Death and Bereavement in the Americas, John D Morgan Pittu Laungani - Shop Online for Books in Australia

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The make-up of the contemporary nation-state is increasingly multiethnic and statistics show that in many cases no one group is numerically the largest. Interethnic relations are given global visibility by the media while much that happens among different groups depends on context. Editors John D. Morgan (King's College, London) and Pittu Laungani (South Bank and Manchester Universities, England) have gathered leading international authorities to produce Death and Bereavement Around the World, a five-volume presentation and analysis of the ways different peoples experience dying and grief. The second volume of this series examines national cultures. The contributors explore unique Canadian views about dying, bereavement, and euthanasia; the realities of dying and grieving in the United States, noting changes that have occurred since September 11, 2001; and black American attitudes and behaviours. The celebration of the "Day of the Dead" is used to interpret Meso-American views of death-- that death does not have the final word. Other contributors show how the indigenous beliefs of Jamaica mix with Christianity and with the social crises in that country, and discuss similar themes about in Panama, Colombia, and Brazil, where a strong hospice and bereavement care movement is tempering traditional attitudes. In the chapters on Peru, Argentina, and Venezuela religious and secular rituals are explored as to how they help the dying and bereaved. Product Details

Table of Contents

General Introduction John D. Morgan and Pittu Laungani Introduction to the Volume 2 Arianna St. Clair CHAPTER 1 Canadian Perspectives on Death and Dying Jeanette A. Auger CHAPTER 2 Death, Dying, and Bereavement in the United States of America Charles A. Corr and Donna M. Corr CHAPTER 3 Can We Provide Better Aftercare Services to Blacks? Questioning the Efficacy and Cultural Relevance of Prevailing Models and Approaches of Aftercare Ronald Keith Barrett CHAPTER 4 What Do Mexicans Celebrate on the "Day of the Dead?"Ricardo J. Salvador CHAPTER 5 Jamaican "Dead Yard" Cultures and Customs Through the Years Andrea Hopwood CHAPTER 6 Grief in Panama Giselle de la Hoz CHAPTER 7 Death in Colombia Isa de Jaramillo CHAPTER 8 Besieged by Death-Immersed in Grief: Death and Bereavement in Brazil Edith Long Schisler CHAPTER 9 Peru-Death Rituals and Social Change among the Aymara of Peru: "There is Life Here for the People" Christopher Cox CHAPTER 10 Grief in Argentina Carlos J. Bianchi CHAPTER 11 Attitudes, Beliefs, and Customs in Venezuela Concerning Death and Dying Joseph Heim CHAPTER 12 Conclusion Arianna St. Clair Contributors Index

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