Death, Gender, and Ethnicity

Synopsis

Death, Gender and Ethnicity examines the ways in which gender and ethnicity shape the experiences of dying and bereavement, taking as its focus the diversity of ways through which the universal event of death is encountered. It brings together accounts of how these experiences are actually managed with analysis of a range of representations of dying and grieving in order to provide a more theoretical approach to the relationship between death, gender and ethnicity. The book addresses such topics as stillbirth, gendered parental bereavement through the death of a child, media treatments of the violent death of young women and minorities and issues of burial.

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