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Though death and dying have been an increasingly
important focus for academics and clinicians over
the last thirty years, much of this work provides
little insight into the impact of gender and
ethnicity on the experience. Death, Gender and
Ethnicity examines the ways in which gender and
ethnicity shape the experiences of dying and
bereavement, focusing on the many ways through
which the universal event of death is encountered.
It collects accounts of how these experiences are
actually managed with analyses of a range of
representations of dying and grieving in order to
provide a more theoretical approach to the
relationship between death, gender and ethnicity.
Drawing on a range of detailed case studies, Death,
Gender and Ethnicity develops a sensitive theoretical
approach which will be invaluable reading for students
and practitioners in health studies, sociology, social
work and medical anthropology.