What Death Means Now:Thinking Critically About Dying and Grieving


Walter, T., 2017. What Death Means Now:Thinking Critically About Dying and Grieving. Policy Press. (Shorts Insights)

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Though death comes to all humans, the challenges it poses evolve. This book outlines the particular challenges death poses today and critically evaluates how individuals, families, communities and societies in the West are responding.


Item Type Book/s
CreatorsWalter, T.
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DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences
Research Centres & Institutes > Institute for Policy Research
Research CentresCentre for Death and Society
ID Code56452
Additional InformationTony Walter was director of the University of Bath’s Centre for Death & Society where he is now Honorary Professor. A sociologist, he has researched, written and taught about death and society for thirty years; before that, he wrote on a range of topics including religion, landscape, social security reform, and basic income. His fifteen books include Funerals – and how to improve them (Hodder, 1990), The Revival of Death (Routledge, 1994), and On Bereavement: the culture of grief (Open University Press, 1999); co-edited books include Pilgrimage in Popular Culture (Macmillan, 1993) and Social Death (Routledge, 2016).


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