The Resource Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Mortality and its Timings : When is Death?, edited by Shane McCorristine, (electronic resource)

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Mortality and its Timings : When is Death?, edited by Shane McCorristine, (electronic resource)

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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Mortality and its Timings : When is Death?
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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Mortality and its Timings
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When is Death?
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edited by Shane McCorristine
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eng
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This volume provides a series of illuminating perspectives on the timings of death, through in-depth studies of Shakespearean tragedy, criminal execution, embalming practices, fears of premature burial, rumours of Adolf Hitler’s survival, and the legal concept of brain death. In doing so, it explores a number of questions, including: how do we know if someone is dead or not? What do people experience at the moment when they die? Is death simply a biological event that comes about in temporal stages of decomposition, or is it a social event defined through cultures, practices, and commemorations? In other words, when exactly is death? Taken together, these contributions explore how death emerges in a series of stages that are uncertain, paradoxical, and socially contested
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CB3-CB481
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non fiction
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  • McCorristine, Shane.
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Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife
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  • History
  • Civilization
  • Social history
  • Philosophy and science
  • Crime
  • History
  • Cultural History
  • Social History
  • History of Science
  • Crime and Society
  • Philosophy of Science
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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Mortality and its Timings : When is Death?, edited by Shane McCorristine, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction / Shane McCorristine.- Chapter 2. Being Dead in Shakespearean Tragedy / Mary Ann Lund.- Chapter 3 . 'A Candidate for Immortality’: Martyrdom, Memory, and the Marquis of Montrose / Rachel Bennett.- Chapter 4. Overcoming Death: Conserving the Body in Nineteenth-Century Belgium / Veronique Deblon and Kaat Wils.- Chapter 5. Premature Burial and the Undertakers / Brian Parsons.- Chapter 6. The Death of Nazism? Investigating Hitler’s Remains and Survival Rumours in Post-War Germany / Caroline Sharples -- Chapter 7. Death’s Impossible Date / Douglas J. Davies.- Chapter 8. The Legal Definition of Death and the Right to Life / Elizabeth Wicks.- Chapter 9. The Last Moment / Jonathan Rée.- Chapter 10. Afterword / Thomas W. Laqueur -- Index
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unknown
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XV, 167 p. 2 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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Open Access
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9781137583284
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1057/978-1-137-58328-4
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online resource.
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-137-58328-4
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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Mortality and its Timings : When is Death?, edited by Shane McCorristine, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction / Shane McCorristine.- Chapter 2. Being Dead in Shakespearean Tragedy / Mary Ann Lund.- Chapter 3 . 'A Candidate for Immortality’: Martyrdom, Memory, and the Marquis of Montrose / Rachel Bennett.- Chapter 4. Overcoming Death: Conserving the Body in Nineteenth-Century Belgium / Veronique Deblon and Kaat Wils.- Chapter 5. Premature Burial and the Undertakers / Brian Parsons.- Chapter 6. The Death of Nazism? Investigating Hitler’s Remains and Survival Rumours in Post-War Germany / Caroline Sharples -- Chapter 7. Death’s Impossible Date / Douglas J. Davies.- Chapter 8. The Legal Definition of Death and the Right to Life / Elizabeth Wicks.- Chapter 9. The Last Moment / Jonathan Rée.- Chapter 10. Afterword / Thomas W. Laqueur -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XV, 167 p. 2 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Open Access
Isbn
9781137583284
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-58328-4
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-1-137-58328-4

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