Young people’s perspectives on end-of-life: death, culture and the everyday

Coombs, Sarah (2017) Young people’s perspectives on end-of-life: death, culture and the everyday. Studies in childhood and youth . Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK. ISBN 9783319536309

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This book challenges adult assumptions that young-people do not, cannot and should not think about death. The author uses everyday material objects in order to facilitate a range of conversations, revealing lively engagement with the topic. Cultural resources, such as literature and film, provide a rich variety of perspectives on and responses to death, whilst equally providing an opportunity to challenge many of these representations as unreal and unauthentic. The book contains personal narratives of loss and memories of loved ones, presenting a variety of encounters with significant deaths, the stories being told in an array of vibrant, amusing and emotive ways. Similarly, death is explored from a variety of religious and scientific frameworks, highlighting rich and changing perspectives. Such shifting and exciting vistas are a largely undiscovered part of young-people's lives and situate them in a landscape not often associated with childhood.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: youth, end-of-life, death, childhood
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Department of Young People & Education
Depositing User: David Upson-Dale
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2018 13:35
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2018 13:35

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