Publication details for Professor Douglas James DaviesDavies, Douglas James & Park, Chang-Won (2012). Emotion, Identity and death: Mortality Across Disciplines. Farnham: Ashgate.
- Publication type: Edited book
- ISSN/ISBN: 9781409424147 (hardback)
- Further publication details on publisher web site
Author(s) from Durham
Death affects all aspects of life, it touches our emotions and influences our identity. Presenting a kaleidoscope of informative views of death, dying and human response, this book reveals how different disciplines contribute to understanding the theme of death. Drawing together new and established scholars, this is the first book among the studies of emotion that focuses on issues surrounding death, and the first among death studies which focuses on the issue of emotion. Themes explored include: themes of grief in the ties that bind the living and the dead, funerals, public memorials and the art of consolation, obituaries and issues of war and death-row, use of the internet in dying and grieving, what people do with cremated remains, new rituals of spiritual care in medical contexts, themes bounded and expressed through music, and more.