Exploring grief : towards a sociology of sorrow / edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen and Anders Petersen.

Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020.
x, 232 pages ; 25 cm
Bereavement -- Social aspects.
Grief -- Social aspects.
Emotions -- Sociological aspects.
Bereavement in literature.
Grief in literature.
Bereavement in literature.
Bereavement -- Social aspects.
Emotions -- Sociological aspects.
Grief in literature.
Grief -- Social aspects.
"As modern society's routine sequestration of death and grief is increasingly replaced by late-modern society's growing concern with existential issues and emotionality, this book explores grief as a social emotion, bringing together contributions from scholars across the social sciences and humanities to examine its social and cultural aspects. Thematically organised in order to consider the historical changes in our understanding of grief, literary treatments of grief, contemporary forms of grief and grief as a perspective from which to engage in critique of society, it provides insights into the sociality of grief and will appeal to scholars of sociology, social theory and cultural studies with interests in the emotions and social pathologies"-- Provided by publisher.
Introduction: towards a sociology of grief: historical, cultural and social explorations of grief as an emotion / Michael Hviid Jacobsen and Anders Petersen
Grief in modern history: an ongoing evolution / Peter N. Stearns
Diversity in human grieving: historical and cross-cultural perspectives / Paul C. Rosenblatt
The impact of the two World Wars on cultures of grieving: grief in England, 1914-1980 / Patricia Jalland
Magical thinking: experiences of grief and mourning in George Saunders' Lincoln in the bardo and Jesmyn Ward's Sing, unburied, sing / Kjersti Bale and Hilde Bondevik
A story of loss: self-narration of grief and public feeling rules / Nina R. Jakoby and Fiona A. Anderau
Writing grief: the fraught work of mourning in fiction / Christian Riegel
The denial of grief: reflections from a decade of anthropological research on parental bereavement and child death / Mary Ellen Macdonald
Public mourning: displays of grief and grievance / Jack Santino
Grief in human and companion-animal loss, bonding and dividual pet-personhood / Douglas J. Davies
The medicalisation of grief / Allan V. Horwitz
Suffocated grief, resilience and survival among African-American families / Tashel C. Bordere
Grief in an individualised society: a critical corrective to the advancement of diagnostic culture / Michael Hviid Jacobsen and Anders Petersen.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Jacobsen, Michael Hviid, 1971- editor.
Petersen, Anders, 1973- editor.
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Online version: Exploring grief.
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