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Death, gender, and ethnicity by David Field, Jenny Hockey, Neil Small

By David Field, Jenny Hockey, Neil Small

Death, Gender and Ethnicity examines the ways that gender and ethnicity form the reviews of demise and bereavement, taking as its concentration the variety of the way in which the common occasion of demise is encountered. It brings jointly money owed of ways those reports are literally controlled with analyses of a number representations of death and grieving which will supply a extra theoretical method of the connection among dying, gender and ethnicity.
notwithstanding dying and demise were an more and more vital concentration for lecturers and clinicians over the past thirty years, a lot of this paintings presents little perception into the effect of gender and ethnicity at the event. the result's frequently a universalising illustration which fails to take account of the in my view distinct and culturally particular stories linked to a loss of life. Drawing on quite a number unique case reviews, Death, Gender and Ethnicity develops a extra delicate theoretical strategy in an effort to be useful examining for college kids and practitioners in healthiness experiences, sociology, social paintings and clinical anthropology.

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Explanations of their reactions to illness, dying and the death of another are to be sought within the experiencing individual rather than in the social contexts and social relationships within which these experiences occur. For many anthropologists and sociologists this approach with its individualistic and deterministic model of interpretation is both misleading and unbelievable, even in its more social and less deterministic forms. Furthermore, its ethnocentric and masculinist framework raises questions about its adequacy for interpreting the behaviour of females (although some feminists have drawn upon this approach) and individuals from nonEuropean cultures.

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And Mount, B. M. (1981) ‘The adult patients: cultural considerations in palliative care’, in C. Saunders, D. H. Summers and N. Teller (eds) Hospice: The Living Ideal, London: Edward Arnold, pp. 19–30. Andrews, A. and Jewson, N. (1993) ‘Ethnicity and infant deaths: the implications of recent statistical evidence for materialist explanations’, Sociology of Health and Illness 15: 137–56. Ariès, P. (1981) The Hour of our Death, London: Penguin. Balarajan, R. and Bulusu, L. (1990) ‘Mortality among immigrants in England and Wales, 1979–83’, in M.

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