Beyond the Good Death

Exploring the shaping of modern end-of-life experiences by medical, demographic, and cultural trends, James Green provides an important interpretation of the political nature of death and of the ways in which Americans react when death is at hand for themselves or for those they care about.

Beyond the Good Death
The Anthropology of Modern Dying

James W. Green

2008 | 272 pages | Cloth $29.95 | Paper $24.95
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Table of Contents

Chapter One: Getting Dead
Chapter Two: Exit Strategies
Chapter Three: The Body as Relic
Chapter Four: Soulscapes
Chapter Five: Passing It On
Chapter Six: In Our Hearts Forever
Chapter Seven: The Future of Death