Leen Van Brussel, N. Carpentier, "The Social Construction of Death: Interdisciplinary Perspectives"
English | 2014 | ISBN-10: 1349483133 | 278 pages | PDF | 2 MB
Well-established scholars from a variety of disciplines - including sociology, anthropology, media and cultural studies, and political sciences - use the social construction of death and dying to analyse a wide variety of meaning-making practices in societal fields such as ethics, politics, media, medicine and family.
"It gives a good balance of academic voices, both developing and experienced, along with ideas you would hope for in a book on death that includes the tough subjects around killing and dying in war and peace. As a result, it is a text you could return to and use for quick reference on a variety of death-related topics that cover meaning-making practices in societal fields such as media, medicine, ethics, politics and family." (Judith Wester, Mortality, Vol. 20 (3), June, 2015)
"The Social Construction of Death: Interdisciplinary Perspectives provides the reader with a very interesting and valuable interdisciplinary study of death through social constructionism. The edited volume is a display of how the use of a single paradigm (in this case social constructionism/-ivism) can be a valuable way to carry out interdisciplinary research." - Communications (2015)