Exploring Grief: Towards a Sociology of Sorrow

1st Edition

Michael Hviid Jacobsen, Anders Petersen

Routledge
October 15, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 272 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367192464 - CAT# K417557

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Summary

As modern society’s routine sequestration of death and grief is increasingly replaced by late-modern society’s growing concern with existential issues and emotionality, this book explores grief as a social emotion, bringing together contributions from scholars across the social sciences and humanities to examine its social and cultural aspects. Thematically organised in order to consider the historical changes in our understanding of grief, literary treatments of grief, contemporary forms of grief and grief as a perspective from which to engage in critique of society, it provides insights into the sociality of grief and will appeal to scholars of sociology, social theory and cultural studies with interests in the emotions and social pathologies.

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