Erica Borgstrom, Julie Ellis, Kate Woodthorpe
Published November 28, 2017
Reference - 122 Pages
ISBN 9781138103085 - CAT# Y336578
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This book examines research on death, dying and bereavement, and how our approaches, perceptions and expectations shapes what we can know about the end of life. The contributions include personal and professional reflections, and practical suggestions for conducting research in this field.
The volume stems from the resurgence of the international and interdisciplinary study of death in the last 20 years. Within this, empirical research is often viewed as sensitive, but little has been written about the experience of conducting research in this area. There has thus been little reflection on the opportunities and challenges faced in undertaking research as the field of death studies grows, including the accommodation and recognition of cultural differences. This volume seeks to in part address this gap. The chapters in this book were originally published in the Mortality journal and the Death Studies journal.
Preface Kate Woodthorpe
Introduction: researching death, dying and bereavement Erica Borgstrom and Julie Ellis
1. Reflecting on death: The emotionality of the research encounter Kate Woodthorpe
2. "Doing death": Reflecting on the researcher’s subjectivity and emotions Renske C. Visser
3. Trans-Atlantic death methods: disciplinarity shared and challenged by a common language Candi K. Cann and John Troyer
4. Interpreting ‘grief ’ in Senegal: language, emotions and cross-cultural translation in a francophone African context Ruth Evans, Jane Ribbens McCarthy, Fatou Kébé, Sophie Bowlby and Joséphine Wouango
5. Images of fatal violence: negotiating the dark heart of death research Rebecca Scott Bray
6. Auto/biographical approaches to researching death and bereavement: connections, continuums, contrasts Michael Brennan and Gayle Letherby
7. Negotiating post-research encounters: reflections on learning of participant deaths following a qualitative study Meridith Clare Burles