This engaging and informative resource provides readers with an understanding of the social, cultural, and historical influences that shape our encounters with death, dying, and bereavementaa universal experience across humanity. ac Provides comprehensive yet easily accessible and concise entries that offer insight into the expanding study of death, dying, and bereavement ac Contains more than 200 engaging entries from key thinkers and practitioners within the interdisciplinary field of death studies ac Addresses a wide range of topics of both contemporary and historical interest, including memorial tattoos, Facebook grieving, and so-called qdark tourism, q which reflect shifting attitudes and practices surrounding end-of-life issuesIt does so chiefly because embalming chemicals are attracted to proteins, which then cling to the chemicals and in so doing ... that the soul would revisit the body as long as the body stayed intact, who gave us the first examples of embalming.
|Title||:||The A–Z of Death and Dying: Social, Medical, and Cultural Aspects|
|Author||:||Michael John Brennan|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2014-02-17|