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Published: 12 November 2015

438 Pages


ISBN: 9780199644971

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Mors Britannica

Lifestyle & Death-Style in Britain Today

Douglas J. Davies

  • Analyses British attitudes towards and practices surrounding death.
  • Explains that deaths and often the anniversary of death of establishment and celebrity figures mark the ongoing cultural life of Britain.
  • Draws largely from an anthropological-sociological perspective but also looks at history, literature, philosophy, psychology, and theology.
  • Addresses the style-issue in a society where cultural changes involve distinctions between traditional religion, secularisation, and emergent forms of spirituality.
  • Develops a theoretical approach to life-meaning in relation to death.

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