Magdalenska gora

Author: Sneža Tecco Hvala
Publisher: Založba ZRC
ISBN: 9789612544003
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Burial


On Being At Work

Author: Nancy Harding
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136763953
Release Date: 2013-10-28
Genre: Business & Economics

Inspired by the work of the philosopher Judith Butler, influenced by Marx’s theory of alienation and intrigued by theories of death, this book develops an anti-methodological approach to studying working lives. Distinctions are drawn between labour (the tasks we do in our jobs) and work (self-making activities that are carried out at the workplace): between the less than human, zombie-like laborer and the working human self. Nancy Harding argues that the experience of being at work is one in which the insistence on practising one’s humanity always provides a counter-point to organisational demands.

Discourse in Ritual Studies

Author: Hans Schilderman
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789047429524
Release Date: 2007-04-06
Genre: Religion

Discourse in Ritual Studies offers an introduction into the study of public worship from the perspective of ritual studies.The contributing authors confront an action-oriented and empirical approach of ritual studies with perennial and normative questions that characterize the study of liturgy.

The Cambridge Handbook of Sociology Volume 2

Author: Kathleen Odell Korgen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108184076
Release Date: 2017-08-11
Genre: Social Science

Whether a student, an instructor, a researcher, or just someone interested in understanding the roots of sociology and our social world, The Cambridge Handbook of Sociology, Volume 2 is for you. This second volume of the Handbook covers specialties within sociology and interdisciplinary studies that relate to sociology. It includes perspectives on race, class, feminist theories, special topics (e.g. the sociology of nonhuman animals, quality of life/social indicators research, the sociology of risk, the sociology of disaster, the sociology of mental health, sociobiology, the sociology of science and technology, the sociology of violence, environmental justice, and the sociology of food), the sociology of the self, the sociology of the life course, culture and behavior, sociology's impact on society, and related fields (e.g. criminology, criminal justice studies, social work, social psychology, sociology of translation and translation studies, and women and gender studies). Each essay includes a discussion of how the respective subfield contributes to the overall discipline and to society. Written by some of the most respected scholars, teachers, and public sociologists in the world, the essays are highly readable and authoritative.

Archaeologists and the Dead

Author: Howard Williams
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191067976
Release Date: 2016-06-23
Genre: Social Science

This volume addresses the relationship between archaeologists and the dead, through the many dimensions of their relationships: in the field (through practical and legal issues); in the lab (through their analysis and interpretation); and in their written, visual and exhibitionary practice - disseminated to a variety of academic and public audiences. Written from a variety of perspectives, its authors address the experience, effect, ethical considerations, and cultural politics of working with mortuary archaeology. Whilst some papers reflect institutional or organisational approaches, others are more personal in their view: creating exciting and frank insights into contemporary issues which have hitherto often remained 'unspoken' amongst the discipline. Reframing funerary archaeologists as 'death-workers' of a kind, the contributors reflect on their own experience to provide both guidance and inspiration to future practitioners, arguing strongly that we have a central role to play in engaging the public with themes of mortality and commemoration, through the lens of the past. Spurred by the recent debates in the UK, papers from Scandinavia, Austria, Italy, the US, and the mid-Atlantic, frame these issues within a much wider international context which highlights the importance of cultural and historical context in which this work takes place.

Constructing Death

Author: Clive Seale
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521595096
Release Date: 1998-10-08
Genre: Family & Relationships

A basic motivation for social and cultural life is the problem of death. By analysing the experiences of dying and bereaved people, as well as institutional responses to death, Clive Seale shows its importance for understanding the place of embodiment in social life. He draws on a comprehensive review of sociological, anthropological and historical studies, including his own research, to demonstrate the great variability that exists in human social constructions for managing mortality. Far from living in a 'death denying' society, dying and bereaved people in contemporary culture are often able to assert membership of an imagined community, through the narrative reconstruction of personal biography, drawing on a variety of cultural scripts emanating from medicine, psychology, the media and other sources. These insights are used to argue that the maintenance of the human social bond in the face of death is a continual resurrective practice, permeating everyday life.

Live Methods

Author: Les Back
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 1444339591
Release Date: 2013-01-29
Genre: Social Science

A study of live methods including experimentation, attentiveness, collaboration, multi-media platforms, public sociology, the game of social life and research, idiotic methods, scavenging, mapping and topologies Global in scope and inter-woven by theoretical and methodological considerations Chapters emerge from the Methods Lab at Goldsmiths University which is committed to developing inventive ways of 'doing sociology' Studies the practice of sociological imagination and the aim is to make social research responsive to social life - to bring it alive

What death means now

Author: Walter, Tony
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781447337515
Release Date: 2017-08-30
Genre: Social Science

Though death is universal, how we respond to it depends on when and where we live. Dying and grieving continually evolve: new preparations for dying, new kinds of funerals, new ways of handling grief and new ways to memorialise are developing all the time. Bringing 25 years of research and teaching in the sociology of death and dying to this important book, Tony Walter engages critically with key questions such as: should we talk about death more and plan in advance? How effective is this as more people suffer frailty and dementia? How do physical migration and digital connection affect place-bound deathbeds, funerals and graves? Is the traditional funeral still relevant? Can burial and cremation be ecological? And how should we grieve: quietly, openly, or online?

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher:
ISBN: 00380202
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Sociology

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Re forming the body

Author: Philip A. Mellor
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: 0803977220
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Social Science

Through an analysis of successive reformations of the body, this innovative and penetrating book constructs a fascinating and wide-ranging account of how the creation and evolution of different patterns of human community are intimately related to the somatic experience of the sacred. The book places the relationship between embodiment and the sacred at the crux of social theory and casts a fresh light on the emergence and transformation of modernity. It critically examines the thesis that the rational projects of modern embodiment have died and gone to cyberspace and suggests that we are witnessing the rise of a virulent, effervescent form of the sacred that is changing how people see and keep in touch with the world around them. Grounded in classical and contemporary theory, Re-Forming the Body makes a seminal contribution to understanding the relationship between the sacred and profane: the world of religious and moral sentiment and the world of the body. It will be essential reading for graduates, postgraduates, and advanced undergraduates in sociology and social theory, the body, religious studies, cultural studies, and related areas.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015023713343
Release Date: 1994-02
Genre: American literature