Interdisciplinary perspectives on mortality and its timings : when is death? /

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This volume provides a series of illuminating perspectives on the timings of death, through in-depth studies of Shakespearean tragedy, criminal execution, embalming practices, fears of premature burial, rumours of Adolf Hitler's survival, and...

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Imprint:London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Description:1 online resource
Language:English
Series:Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife
Palgrave historical studies in the criminal corpse and its afterlife.
Subject:Death.
Civilization -- History.
Social history.
Philosophy and science.
Crime -- Sociological aspects.
Medical ethics & professional conduct.
Civilization.
Crime -- Sociological aspects.
Death.
Philosophy and science.
Social history.
Electronic books.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12332643
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Other authors / contributors:McCorristine, Shane, 1983- editor.
ISBN:9781137583284
1137583282
9781137583277
1137583274
Digital file characteristics:text file PDF
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-161) and index.
English.
Summary:This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This volume provides a series of illuminating perspectives on the timings of death, through in-depth studies of Shakespearean tragedy, criminal execution, embalming practices, fears of premature burial, rumours of Adolf Hitler's survival, and the legal concept of brain death. In doing so, it explores a number of questions, including: how do we know if someone is dead or not? What do people experience at the moment when they die? Is death simply a biological event that comes about in temporal stages of decomposition, or is it a social event defined through cultures, practices, and commemorations? In other words, when exactly is death? Taken together, these contributions explore how death emerges in a series of stages that are uncertain, paradoxical, and socially contested.
Other form:Printed edition: 9781137583277
Standard no.:10.1057/978-1-137-58328-4