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Author Walter, Tony, 1948-

Title On bereavement : the culture of grief / Tony Walter
Published Buckingham : Open University Press, 1999


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 W'PONDS  306.9 Wal/Obt  AVAILABLE
Description xviii,232 pages ; 24 cm
Series Facing death
Facing death.
Contents Pt. I. Living with the dead. 1. Other places, other times. 2. War, peace and the dead: twentieth-century popular culture. 3. Private bonds. 4. Public bonds: the dead in everyday conversation. 5. The last chapter. 6. Theories -- Pt. II. Policing grief. 7. Guidelines for grief: historical background. 8. Popular guidelines: the English case. 9. Expert guidelines: clinical lore. 10. Vive la difference? The politics of gender. 11. Bereavement care. 12. Conclusion: integration, regulation and postmodernism
Summary "This book looks at the social position of the bereaved. They find themselves cuaght between the living and the dead, sometimes searching for guidelines in a de-ritualized society that has few to offer, sometimes finding their grief inappropriately pathologized and policed. At its best, bereavement care offers reassurance, validation and freedom to talk where the client has previously encountered judgmentalism."--BOOK JACKET. "In this unique book, Tony Walter applies sociological insights to one of the most personal of human situations. On Bereavement is aimed at students on medical, nursing, counselling and social work courses that include bereavement as a topic. It will also appeal to sociology students with an interest in death, dying and mortality."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Bereavement -- Social aspects.
Death -- Social aspects.
LC no. 99013298
ISBN 033520080X paperback
0335200818 cased
033520080X paperback