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Anthropology of Dying

A Participant Observation with Dying Persons in Germany

Authors: Menzfeld, Mira

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Mira Menzfeld explores dying persons’ experiences of their own dying processes. She reveals cultural specificities of pre-exital dying in contemporary Germany, paying special attention to how concepts of dying ‘(un)well’ are perceived and realized by dying persons. Her methodological focus centers on classical ethnographic approaches: Close participant observation as well as informal and semi-structured conversations. For a better understanding of the specificities of dying in contemporary Germany, the author provides a refined definition catalogue of adequate terms to describe dying from an anthropological perspective.

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Mira Menzfeld worked as a cultural anthropologist, journalist, and advertising editor. She is currently researching Salafits in Europe and voluntarily attending dying persons.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £43.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-658-19826-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Softcover £54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-658-19825-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Anthropology of Dying
Book Subtitle
A Participant Observation with Dying Persons in Germany
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-19826-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-19826-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-19825-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 273
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