Death and Social Policy in Challenging Times (Paperback)
  • Death and Social Policy in Challenging Times (Paperback)
zoom

Death and Social Policy in Challenging Times (Paperback)

(editor), (editor)
£63.00
Paperback 199 Pages / Published: 31/10/2019
  • Coming soon

Awaiting publication

  • This item has been added to your basket

The study of death has the capacity to bring together a range of policy areas. Yet death is often overlooked within policy debates in the UK and beyond, and within gerontology. Bringing together a range of scholars engaged in policy associated with death, this collection provides a holistic account of how death factors in social policy. Within this, issues covered include inheritance, palliative care, euthanasia, funeral costs, bereavement support, marginalised deaths and disposal practices. At the heart of the book, the volume recognises that the issues identified are likely to intensify and expand over the next twenty years, as death rates continue to rise.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781349557998
Number of pages: 199
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2016


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This timely and comprehensive edited collection aims to re-embed death and dying in social policy debates in the UK and beyond. The individual chapters provide a wide-ranging approach to death, dying and disposal as a welfare issue covering End of Life Care through death and its aftermath. Contemporary social policy frameworks, their impact, both economic and emotional, and potential developments are critically examined in the context of a growing and increasingly diverse population in 21st century UK. It provides a cohesive and thoughtful volume for scholars and researchers within social policy, sociology, history and planning as well as death studies." - Julie Seymour, Hull York Medical School, UK

"This edited collection identifies and offers a careful and current exploration of a broad range of policy challenges and debates highly relevant to dying, death and bereavement. The collection of chapters covers a lot a ground to highlight the significance of the policy arena far beyond 'death-specific policy'. It provoke new ways of critical thinking about existing policy frameworks which to date have paid little attention to the universal yet diverse experiences of dying, death and bereavement. With an emphasis on UK policy it also highlights how these are international concerns too. An accessible 'must read' for practitioners, policy makers as well as scholars and researchers across a range of disciplines." - Kathryn Almack, University of Nottingham, UK

You may also be interested in...

Necropolis
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Why People Die by Suicide
Added to basket
The Savage God
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Suicide
Added to basket
£15.99
Paperback
The American Way Of Death Revisited
Added to basket
Mortality
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Loss
Added to basket
£17.99
Paperback
Let Me Finish
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Undertaking
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
How We Die
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
From the Bodies of the Gods
Added to basket
Memento Mori
Added to basket
£38.00
Hardback
How to Read a Graveyard
Added to basket
Mors Britannica
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.