The Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal

Authors and Titles of Papers - 1998 (Glasgow) Conference

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Copies of the booklet of abstracts of the papers, Margaret Mitchell and Anne Marie Gilroy (eds), The Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal 4th International Conference Proceedings (ISBN 190 1248518), can be purchased from John Smith & Sons, Glasgow Caledonian University Bookshop, CLIC Building, 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow G4 0BA, Tel/Fax: 0141-332-8778, Email:, Website:


Shiela McLean, Law at the End of Life

Catherine Merridale, Death, Mourning and Memory in Soviet Russia

William Ian Miller, Fixin' To Die

Margaret Stroebe and Henk Schut, The Social Context of Grief and Grieving


J. Appleton, A Peaceful Death: a concept analysis

Arnar Arnason, Remembering and Forgetting: grief, stories and the maintaining of relationships with the dead

Ann Baldwin, Facing the Challenge: teaching nurses communication skills to improve nurse - patient interaction with dying patients

Claudio Bardella, AIDS and the Recontextualisation of Death

T. Diane Cardin Barnes, In the Strangest Places: the phenomena of intramural burials in seventeenth century (sub-roman?) North Africa

Halla Beloff, Grief as a Weapon: Leslie Stephen's mausoleum home

John Beloff, Is This Our Lot? Another look at the idea of postmortem survival

Gillian Bennett and Anne Rowbottom, From People's Princess to People's Saint? The deification of Diana in the popular press and public opinion

Kate Bennett, Narratives of Death: a qualitative study of widowhood in women in later life

Sandra Bertman, Last Acts and the Existential Paradox: meaning-making and decision-making at the end of life

James Birrell, Mourning's Colour: The legacy of black in twentieth century painting

Joanna Bourke, Bloodied Consciences: face-to-face killing in twentieth century history

R. Melrose Brown, Word and Image: biblical suicide in visual culture

Seamus Burns, Voluntary Euthanasia in Australia: fair dinkum or sorcery?

Laurel Arthur Burton, Narrative Ethics and Requests for Assistance in Dying

A. Busuttil, The Forensic Pathologist and the Bereaved

Rachel Chambers, Towards a Cultural History of Grief: an exploration of the way christianity determined a mother's experience of grief 1550-1750

David Clark, Cradled to the Grave? Discourse of death and dying and the UK National Health Service 1948-67

Sheila Cook, An Exploration of the Meaning and Organisation of Spiritual Care in a Hospice

Angela Coster, Tempus Fugit: momento mori

\Phil Dalgarno, Self-induced Near-death Experience by Illicit Ketamine Users

Douglas Davies, From Titanic to Diana: the social category of offending deaths

Penelope J.E. Davies, The Phoenix and the Flames: death, rebirth and the imperial landscape of Rome

Mario Erasmo, Among the Dead: symbolic participation of the dead in ancient Rome

Catherine Exley, Last Orders: negotiating pre and after-death identities

David Field and Gina Copp, Open Ambiguity: communication and awareness about dying in the 1990s

Katherine Froggatt, "Fading like a Flower": understandings of death in a nursing home setting

Hilary J. Grainger, Golders Green Crematorium and the Architectural Expression of Cremation

Catherine Griffiths, "Now for an Awfully Big Adventure"

Elizabeth Hallam and Jenny Hockey, Motionless Memories: death, material culture and social space

Jill Hasnip and Pauline Smith, Cultures in Context: nursing homes and specialist palliative care settings

Jim Harold, Casting their Shadows

Jacob Helt, "The Dead Who Walk": materiality and liminality in Pere François Richard's "treatise of false revenants (1657) "

Camilla Herbert, Grief and Traumatic Brain Injury

Marcus Hostettler, Nurses, Funeral Directors and Dirty Work: the cultural context of working with the dead and dying

Glennys Howarth, Dismantling the Boundaries between Life and Death

Clare Humphreys, Providing "Soul-cures": death and dying in the early 'hospices' c1880 - c1939

Ken Jones, What's So Bad About Nothingness?

Jeane Katz, M. Sidell, and Carol Komaromy, Supporting Staff, Residents and Relatives when Someone Dies in Residential and Nursing Homes

Leonie Kellaher, Doris Francis, and Georgina Neophytou, A Bridge Between Two Worlds

Carol Komaromy, The Sight and Sound of Death

Gary Latchford, Death and the Doctor: a review of the impact of medical training on attitudes to death

Sarah Li, A Frame Analysis of Hospice Care

Anna Madill and Clare Martell, Female Medical Students' Experience of Human Dissection: ambiguity and conflict

Eileen McLeod, Developing Self-help Support Groups with Women with Secondary Breast Cancer

Ruth McManus, Silencing Suicide: an analysis of representations of suicide in late 1990s New Zealand

Meyer Meyer, "From the Darkest Shadow the Light of Truth": Victorian autopsy's role in concepts of life

Barry Mitchell, Where's the Gravity in Homicide?

Margaret Mitchell, Road Accidents and the Police: caring and coping

John D. Morgan, We Die and Grieve the Way that We are Taught to Do

Colleen J. Nordstrom, Measuring Quality of Life in Palliative Care: a critical review

Naomi J. Norman, "Perhaps It Will Be Dead In The Morning": children's burials and Roman social structure (later version published as 'Death and Burial of Roman Children: the case of the Yasmina Cemetery at Carthage - Part I, setting the stage' and 'Part II, the archaeological evidence', Mortality, 2002, 7(3), 302-323, and 2003, 8(1), 36-47.

Demetra M. Pappas, Deconstructing the Emerging Criminal Justice Policy Regarding Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in the Wake of the Recent United States Supreme Court Rulings

Gilly Pearce, Recording the History of a Movement: the hospice history project and oral history

Eva Reimers, Death and Identity: graves and funerals as cultural communication

Irene Renzenbrink, "Companions in Adversity": experiences of families and staff in a paediatric intensive care unit, Melbourne, Australia

Gordon Riches, Daughters' Dilemmas: problems of identity and grief resolution in adolescent girls whose widowed fathers remarry early

Sue Rabbitt Roff, "Now I am Become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds": acceleration of rate of death in veterans of UK nuclear weapons tests

Linda Ruxton, The Procurator Fiscal and the Bereaved

Judith Sanchez-Flores, The Pagan/Primitive Conception of Death

Jane Elizabeth Seymour, Preserving the Integrity of the Natural Order: a dimension of "good" death in intensive care (published as 'Revisiting medicalisation and "natural" death', Social Science and Medicine, 1999, 49, 691-704.

D. Shewan, Not As Bad As It Should Have Been? Testing assumptions about risk and self-destruction among drug users

Sue Smith, Nursing at the Margins: the grey area between life and death

Craig Spence, A Place and a Time to Die: some observations on violent death in early modern London

Julie-Marie Strange, Burying Bodies: the cultural landscape of the late victorian cemetery

Danae Tankard, The Reformation of Death in Sixteenth-century London: the deaths of Sir Thomas Seymour and Sir Richard Gresham

Stuart Thompson, Death and the Other: some preoccupation's in western representations of Chinese death and thantopractices

Tina Tse, Coping with Pregnancy Termination

Helen Upright, How Medical Students Cope with Emotional Distress: attitudes towards dissection, death, and dying

Florence Vandendorpe, New Attitudes to Death in Belgium

Maria Vanezis and Ana McGee, Mediating Factors Following Sudden Bereavement: implications for practice in the accident and emergency setting

Peter Vanezis, Next of Kin Clinics: a new role for the forensic pathologist

Eric R. Varner, Punishment After Death: mutilation of images and corpses in imperial Rome

Bella Vivat, The First Modern Hospice was Set Up in Response to the Perception that Biomedical, Hospital-based Care did not Adequately Meet the Needs of Dying People

Ann B. Wakefield, An Exploratory Debate to Examine the Changes in Practice which Take Place when a Person is Categorised as Dying

Tony Walter, Body, Spirit and Reincarnation

Lisa Warner, Burial Beliefs and Practices in Pskov Province

Meira Weiss, Bereavement, Commemoration, and Collective Identity in Contemporary Israeli Society

Stephen White, Quartered, Drawn and Hung: art, law and corpses OR An Examination of the Anatomy Act

Joni Wilson, Bounded Realms and the Spirit of the Gift

Robert Wyatt, Art As Afterlife: painting the posthumous self


Rachel L. Abbott, Glynis Hale, and Peter Hawkins,The Comparison of Suicide Bereavement with Accidental Death and Natural Death Aanticipated and Sudden) Bereavement

Roy O'Connor and Noel P. Sheehy, Dicing with Death? Parasuicides in Northern Ireland

David Shewan, Not As Bad As It Should Have Been? Testing assumptions about risk and self-destruction among drug users


Bernard Moss, Bricks, Cement or Straw? The contribution of inter-active CD-Rom teaching material to work with the dying

Ann B. Wakefield and Alun C. Jones, An Introduction to Storytelling Practices in Nursing


Mckintosh Gallery, Like a Shadow: representations of death, dying and disposal in art

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