Book Review

The Wild Edge of Sorrow

by Francis Weller – This book was a real game changer for me I read a lot—anything I could get my hands on—in the aftermath of the death of my son, Tom. But, it was four years later a very dear friend handed me this book, The Wild Edge of Sorrow, by Francis Weller. It opened my heart to the true meaning and relevance of grief as a thing of beauty for all people within our culture and the world.…

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Death Matters

Death Matters

Death Matters by Sally Petch This is a wonderful little book that you can read in an hour. The author’s non-threatening approach makes it thought-provoking and more of a prompt for a journal article, to be considered over time. It is certainly not an in-depth academic study of the subject of death, but encourages us to consider attitudes and beliefs about death – especially our own. Worth a short read to increase your knowlege. Review by Tina Hughes. If interested…

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The Social Construction of Death

The Social Construction of Death: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Edited by Leen Van Brussel and Nico Carpentier (2014) Palgrave Macmillian   Thanatological research in the social sciences and the humanities acknowledges that death is culturally and socially embedded. The idea of the social construction of death has been taken on board, albeit slowly, by the social and cultural study of death, but explicit reflections on the underlying ontologies and epistemologies of this paradigm remain scarce. This edited volume aims to strengthen the…

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The Graveyard Book Review

The novel is particularly poignant in its portrayal of the often isolating feeling of loss, alongside the crucial role that communities, friends and family can play in overcoming this.

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