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New and Published Books

  1. Disease, Religion and Healing in Asia

    Collaborations and Collisions

    Edited by Ivette M. Vargas-O'Bryan, Zhou Xun

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    Recent academic and medical initiatives have highlighted the benefits of studying culturally embedded healing traditions that incorporate religious and philosophical viewpoints to better understand local and global healing phenomena. Capitalising on this trend, the present volume looks at the...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Suicide in Sri Lanka

    The Anthropology of an Epidemic

    By Tom Widger

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Why people kill themselves remains an enduring and unanswered question. With a focus on Sri Lanka, a country that for several decades has reported ‘epidemic’ levels of suicidal behaviour, this book develops a unique perspective linking the causes and meanings of suicidal practices to social...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Death: A Philosophical Inquiry

    By Paul Fairfield

    From Nietzsche's pronouncement that "God is dead" to Camus' argument that suicide is the fundamental question of philosophy, the concept of death plays an important role in existential phenomenology, reaching from Kierkegaard to Heidegger and Marcel. This book explores the phenomenology of death...

    Published September 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Death and Dying in Contemporary Japan

    Edited by Hikaru Suzuki

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    This book, based on extensive original research, explores the various ways in which Japanese people think about death and how they approach the process of dying and death. It shows how new forms of funeral ceremonies have been developed by the funeral industry, how traditional grave burial is being...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Durkheim's Suicide

    A Century of Research and Debate

    Edited by W.S.F. Pickering, Geoffrey Walford

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Durkeim's book on suicide, first published in 1897, is widely regarded as a classic text, and is essential reading for any student of Durkheim's thought and sociological method. This book examines the continuing importance of Durkheim's methodology. The wide-ranging chapters cover such issues as...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Bereavement Care for Childbearing Women and their Families

    An Interactive Workbook

    By Caroline Hollins Martin, Eleanor Forrest

    For many bereaved parents, the care provided by health professionals at birth – from midwives to antenatal teachers – has a crucial effect on their response to a loss or death. This interactive workbook is clearly applied to practice and has been designed to help practitioners deliver effective...

    Published July 24th 2013 by Routledge

  7. International Perspectives on Public Health and Palliative Care

    Edited by Libby Sallnow, Suresh Kumar, Allan Kellehear

    Series: Routledge Studies in Public Health

    Public health approaches to palliative care have been growing in policy importance and practice acceptance. This innovative volume explores the major concepts, practice examples, and practice guidelines for this new approach. The goal of ‘comprehensive care’ – seamless support for patients as they...

    Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge

  8. When Parents Die

    Learning to Live with the Loss of a Parent, 3rd Edition

    By Rebecca Abrams

    The death of a parent marks an emotional and psychological watershed in a person's life. For children and teenagers, the loss of a parent if not handled sensitively can be a lasting trauma, and for adults too, a parent's death can be a tremendous blow. When Parents Die speaks to bereaved children...

    Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Mothers, Infants and Young Children of September 11, 2001

    A Primary Prevention Project

    Edited by Beatrice Beebe, Phyllis Cohen, K. Mark Sossin, Sara Markese

    The group of papers presented in this volume represents ten years of involvement of a group of eight core therapists, working originally with approximately forty families who suffered the loss of husbands and fathers on September 11, 2001. The project focuses on the families of women who were...

    Published February 14th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Grief, Loss and Bereavement

    Evidence and Practice for Health and Social Care Practitioners

    Edited by Peter Wimpenny, John Costello

    Dealing with the social experience of grief, loss and bereavement are challenging areas for everyone, including health and social care practitioners who are often well placed to offer help and support to the bereaved. This book draws together a comprehensive range of worldwide evidence for...

    Published September 1st 2011 by Routledge