Death affects all aspects of life, it touches our emotions and influences our identity as this book shows. What people do with their cremated remains is brought together here with themes of grief in the ties that bind the living and the dead. So, too, with funerals, public memorials and the art of consolation, as well as obituaries and issues of war and death-row.
The internet also draws into itself as do new rituals of spiritual care in medical contexts. Many of these themes are also bounded and expressed through music. Death is an important new area of study for many disciplines, but how does it link with death. This book reveals a kaleidoscope of informative views of death, dying and human response, revealing how different disciplines contribute to understanding the theme of death. Presenting research from established as well as new scholars, this is the first book among the studies of emotion that focuses on issues surrounding death, and the first among death studies which explores the issue of emotion.
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