Death, Society and Human Experience (1-download)

Author: Robert Kastenbaum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317348958

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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Providing an understanding of the relationship with death, both as an individual and as a member of society. This book is intended to contribute to your understanding of your relationship with death, both as an individual and as a member of society. Kastenbaum shows how individual and societal attitudes influence both how and when we die and how we live and deal with the knowledge of death and loss. Robert Kastenbaum is a renowned scholar who developed one of the world's first death education courses and introduced the first text for this market. This landmark text draws on contributions from the social and behavioral sciences as well as the humanities, such as history, religion, philosophy, literature, and the arts, to provide thorough coverage of understanding death and the dying process. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: -Understand the relationship with death, both as an individual and as a member of society -See how social forces and events affect the length of our lives, how we grieve, and how we die -Learn how dying people are perceived and treated in our society and what can be done to provide the best possible care -Master an understanding of continuing developments and challenges to hospice (palliative care). -Understand what is becoming of faith and doubt about an afterlife
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Death, Society, and Human Experience

Author: Robert Kastenbaum,Christopher M. Moreman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351866907

Category: Social Science

Page: 556

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Providing an overview of the myriad ways that we are touched by death and dying, both as an individual and as a member of society, this book will help readers understand our relationship with death. Kastenbaum and Moreman show how various ways that individual and societal attitudes influence both how and when we die and how we live and deal with the knowledge of death and loss. This landmark text draws on contributions from the social and behavioral sciences as well as the humanities, such as history, religion, philosophy, literature, and the arts, to provide thorough coverage of understanding death and the dying process. Death, Society, and Human Experience was originally written by Robert Kastenbaum, a renowned scholar who developed one of the world’s first death education courses. Christopher Moreman, who has worked in the field of death studies for almost two decades specializing in afterlife beliefs and experiences, has updated this edition.
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Death, Society, and Human Experience

Author: Robert Kastenbaum

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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This landmark text on the sociology of death and dying draws on contributions from the social and behavioral sciences as well as the humanities, such as history, religion, philosophy, literature, and the arts, to provide thorough coverage of understanding death and the dying process. The text focuses on both individual and societal attitudes and how they influence both how and when we die and how we live and deal with the knowledge of death and loss. Robert Kastenbaum is a renowned scholar in the field who developed one of the world's first death education courses and introduced the first text for this market.
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On Our Way

The Final Passage Through Life and Death

Author: Robert Kastenbaum

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520218809

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 452

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Explores a new way of understanding the final transition from life to death, drawing on observations from psychology, religion, biology, anthropology, and personal experience and explaining how studying this forward looking process enriches an understanding of life.
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Deeply into the Bone

Re-Inventing Rites of Passage

Author: Ronald L. Grimes

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520929630

Category: Social Science

Page: 393

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Over the past two decades, North Americans have become increasingly interested in understanding and reclaiming the rites that mark significant life passages. In the absence of meaningful rites of passage, we speed through the dangerous intersections of life and often come to regret missing an opportunity to contemplate a child's birth, mark the arrival of maturity, or meditate on the loss of a loved one. Providing a highly personal, thoroughly informed, and cross-cultural perspective on rites of passage for general readers, this book illustrates the power of rites to help us navigate life's troublesome transitions. The work of a major scholar who has spent years writing and teaching about ritual, Deeply into the Bone instigates a conversation in which readers can fruitfully reflect on their own experiences of passage. Covering the significant life events of birth, initiation, marriage, and death, chapters include first-person stories told by individuals who have undergone rites of passage, accounts of practices from around the world, brief histories of selected ritual traditions, and critical reflections probing popular assumptions about ritual. The book also explores innovative rites for other important events such as beginning school, same-sex commitment ceremonies, abortion, serious illness, divorce, and retirement. Taking us confidently into the abyss separating the spiritual from the social scientific, the personal from the scholarly, and the narrative from the analytical, Grimes synthesizes an impressive amount of information to help us find more insightful ways of comprehending life's great transitions. As we face our increasingly complex society, Deeply into the Bone will help us reclaim the power of rites and understand their effect on our lives.
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Encyclopedia of Adult Development

Author: Robert Kastenbaum

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897746694

Category: Psychology

Page: 574

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Covers these topics: adulthood, communicating, competency and coping, gender and sex influences, generations, health, illness, and survival, interpersonal relationships, mental health and illness, paths through life, perceiving self and world, personal change and development, social and environmental influences, theoretical perspectives, and thought processes.
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