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He has also served as editor of the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying, and two previous encyclopedias. A good survey text on death and dying from a cross-cultural perspective. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Robert Kastenbaum is a renowned scholar in the field who developed one of the experiejce first death education courses and introduced the first text for this market. Death and Bereavement Around the World.

Death, Society, and Human Experience

Death, Grief, and Mourning. Kastenbaum became part of an emerging cadre that overcame the prevailing neglect and resistance to these issues. The title socitey be at least 4 characters long. Psychiatry and the Business of Madness.

Kastenbaum and Moreman show how various ways that individual and societal attitudes influence both how and when we die and hu,an we live and deal with the knowledge of death and loss. This was a great textbook that went along with a great class. Kastenbaum Limited preview – Kastenbaum’s landmark text attempts to integrate all of andd dimensions of the dying experience with all of the dimensions of cultural, political, religious, and economic considerations, While done with considerable skill, it is at the expense of depth in any one area, and it leaves the reader with a sense of having only cursorily touched upon a multiplicity of topics.


The Psychedelic Future of the Mind. Death, Society and Human Experience 1-download. Epxerience as a Dramatic Performance. He also established the first university-based educational and research center on death and dying Wayne State University, Bob Kastenbaum’s exploits as skating messenger apparently qualified him to become editor of two community newspapers, an eccentric career trajectory that somehow led to a graduate scholarship in philosophy and a Ph.

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He has also served as editor of the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death andDying, and two previous encyclopedias. Account Options Sign in. While it was very comprehensive and had a lot of fantastic information about all aspects of death and dying, I had to wade through endless pages of random filler to get to it.

This landmark text draws on contributions from the social and behavioral sciences as well as the humanities, such as history, religion, philosophy, literature, and the arts, to provide thorough coverage of understanding death and the dying process.

Death, Society, and Human Experience by Robert J. Kastenbaum

Would you like us to take another look at this review? Death, Society, and Human Experience. Andrea rated it it was amazing Oct 27, I don’t imagine that I would have made it through all the chapters if it wasn’t an assigned textbook. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Hard to follow the author’s train of thought.


Textbooks in this field of study are limited though, so all things considered, the fact that this exists is great!

Author speaks in first person and does not define terms at all. While the information in this book was useful in a class on “Death and Dying,” the fact that it was written in first person and contained numerous references to the author’s prior works made it somewhat unpleasant to read.

Nevertheless, the book holds great value for guiding people down the heart-wrenching paths of death and dying. Picked it up second hand as a discard at a university book sale.

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I thought it did a great job explaining all the societty aspects of death. This book is intended to contribute to your understanding of your relationship with death, both as an individual and as a member of society.

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