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This text offers a systematic interdisciplinary approach to understanding the human encounter with mortality. All issues of major practical and theoretical concern are addressed. The diverse issues are integrated through the guiding concept of the "death system" that helps the reader to discern the connections between individual and societal orientations toward death. The author draws upon current research, scholarship, and personal experiences, as well as significant historical, philosophical, and literary contributions. Case histories and self-monitoring exercises are included.
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This is the landmark book in death education, providing an interdisciplinary approach to understanding death and the dying process.
Using case examples and exercises, readers can reflect upon their own experiences with death. Draws upon contributions from the humanities as well as the social and behavioral sciences, such as history, religion, philosophy, literature, and the arts. Shows how individual and societal attitudes subtly influence both how and when we die and how we live with the knowledge of death and loss. Provides a human voice by including stories of real people trying to cope with their own difficult situations.
For anyone interested in the subject of death and dying, bereavement, and mourning.About the Author:
Robert Kastenbaum is Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University. He is the author of many works, including "The Psychology of Death "(now in its third edition, 2001), "Death, Society, and Human Experience "(now in its eighth edition, 2004), and "Dorian, Graying: Is Youth the Only Thing Worth Having? "(1995).
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