Coverart for item
The Resource The age of spectacular death, edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen, (electronic resource)

The age of spectacular death, edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen, (electronic resource)

Label
The age of spectacular death
Title
The age of spectacular death
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores death in contemporary society - or more precisely, in the spectacular age' - by moving beyond classic studies of death that emphasised the importance of the death taboo and death denial to examine how we now do' death. Unfolding the notion of spectacular death' as characteristic of our modern approach to death and dying, it considers the new mediation or mediatisation of death and dying; the commercialisation of death as a marketable commodity' used to sell products, advance artistic expression or provoke curiosity; the re-ritualisation of death and the growth of new ways of finding meaning through commemorating the dead; the revolution of palliative care; and the specialisation surrounding death, particularly in relation to scholarship. Presenting a range of case studies that shed light on this new understanding of death in contemporary culture, The Age of Spectacular Death will appeal to scholars of sociology, cultural and media studies, psychology and anthropology with interests in death and dying.--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Dewey number
306.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Jacobsen, Michael Hviid
Series statement
T&F EBS eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Death in popular culture
  • Thanatology
Target audience
general
Label
The age of spectacular death, edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429351556
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780429351556
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781000171976
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1191054426
Label
The age of spectacular death, edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429351556
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780429351556
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781000171976
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1191054426

Library Locations

    • Badia FiesolanaBorrow it
      Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT
      43.803074 11.283055
Processing Feedback ...