Bibliographic Details

Speaking of death : America's new sense of mortality / edited by Michael K. Bartalos ; foreword by Robert Belknap.

Imprint Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2009.
Description xvii, 321 p. ; 25 cm.
Language English
Series Psychology, religion, and spirituality, 1546-8070
Subject Death -- United States.
United States.
Format E-Resource, Print, Book
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Other authors / contributors Bartalos, Michael K.
ISBN 9780313364266 (alk. paper)
0313364265 (alk. paper)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword
  • Preface: Facing Our Mortality
  • Introduction: The Age of Encounter-The New Reality
  • Part I. Manifestations of Mortality Awareness
  • Chapter 1. From Concealment to Recognition: The Discourse on Death, Dying, and Grief
  • Chapter 2. Cancer Patients Facing Death: Is the Patient Who Focuses on Living in Denial of His/Her Death?
  • Chapter 3. The Afterlife in Modern America
  • Chapter 4. Life Extension: Proponents, Opponents, and the Social Impact of the Defeat of Death
  • Chapter 5. Covering (Up?) Death: A Close Reading of Time Magazine's September 11, 2001, Special Issue
  • Part II. From Awareness to Acceptance
  • Chapter 6. Acceptance of Mortality: What Is Confirmed, What Is Denied
  • Chapter 7. Death, Terror, Culture, and Violence: A Psychoanalytic Perspective
  • Chapter 8. When the Time Is Ripe for Acceptance: Dying, with a Small "d"
  • Chapter 9. Alive and Content: The Art of Living with Mortality Awareness
  • Part III. Societal Aspects of the Acceptance of Dying
  • Chapter 10. Coping with Mortality: A Societal Perspective
  • Chapter 11. Quest for Permanence: Scientific Visions of Surviving the Eventual Demise of Our Universe
  • Series Afterword
  • Index
  • About the Editor and Contributors
  • About the Series Editor and Advisers