The Last Dance Encountering Death and Dying ePUB ☆


  • Hardcover
  • 664 pages
  • The Last Dance Encountering Death and Dying
  • Lynne Ann DeSpelder
  • English
  • 07 September 2015
  • 9780072920963

10 thoughts on “The Last Dance Encountering Death and Dying

  1. Javier Javier says:

    This book was an incredibly informative read The subject of death can be a difficult one to study and there were definitely parts during the book that I was feeling uncomfortable Yet to explore something so human was fascinating We will all face death at some point or someone in our life will this book made me feel prepared to handle these situations In addition to that as the book explores death and the understanding of death from different cultural views it gives very rich insight as to what the meaning of life and death may be to those who are not from the same cultural group as we areThe book is very thorough covering many if not all aspects of death from the cultural to the legal to the scientific to the spiritual It is not an easy read in that it is organized as a textbook and so there are a lot of interruptions images boxes with information graphs I found that a bit challenging but it was still a fantastic read


  2. Linchetto Linchetto says:

    It was a textbook for a course that I thought would actually be interesting I thought there would be a lot information about different cultures and their death beliefs rituals but really those stories are few and far between This is really a book about the white bread part of the USA and people that have the insurance that can afford the awesome healthcare and the benefits that go with it The parts about „those without“ make up about 3 sentences in the entire book which is interesting for a book meant for a Sociology class


  3. Katie Katie says:

    The best book I've read on death and dying issueseverything from cultural attitudes on death to the psychological impact of different types of death ie death of a child suicideetc and the process of grieving Excellent


  4. David Kirschner David Kirschner says:

    Absolutely adored this book and extremely positive response from students I used it for a Death Grief Dying course It also served as my first introduction to the field so I appreciated its straightforwardness and thoughtful reflective prose It discusses theory and research practical application useful for students and workers in human services and sprinkles poetry and examples grounding discussions throughout I taught every chapter and the instructor resources are AWESOME the best I've ever seen


  5. Abbie Butcher Abbie Butcher says:

    This doesn't seem like the average read but it actually is very interesting It is a look into the study of death and dying and the subjects problems and procedures surrounding death Main topics include cultural funeral practices belief systems about the afterlife and knowledge about planning and paying for a funeral


  6. Jeanie Lawrence Jeanie Lawrence says:

    Used this book for a Sociology class Very helpful and a good read


  7. Colleen Bousquet Colleen Bousquet says:

    This book is like a text book and is full of information I did not read it cover to cover but selected parts to read that I thought would help me understand death and grieving I recently lost a loved one This book helped me gather information to help myself It's a good book for anyone that is grieving over a lost love


  8. Captain Jacq Captain Jacq says:

    This was my textbook for a course called Death and Dying It was very interesting and provided a lot of information My favorite parts were about how different cultures in the world and in different times dealt with the same events I don't see people reading it as just a book unless they are very interested in the field or have just lost a loved one


  9. Laura Laura says:

    Social and Psychological Aspects of Death Dying GERO 437 Fall 2005This class and this fantastic textbook and to be entirely fair a fantastic professor turned me into a Gerontology major Bravo


  10. Wysterria Wysterria says:

    Read this for my Psychology of Death and Dying class and really enjoyed One of the most interesting textbooks I've had to read in a long time Definitely recommend this class to anyone or just read the book


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The Last Dance Encountering Death and Dying Offers an interdisciplinary introduction to death dying and bereavement Integrating the experiential and the scholarly as well as the emotional and intellectual dimensions of death and dying this seventh edition provides coverage of death studies