Anthropology of Dying
  • Author : Mira Menzfeld
  • Release Date : 10 October 2017
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN 13 : 9783658198268

Download or read book entitled Anthropology of Dying written by Mira Menzfeld and published by Springer online. This book was released on 10 October 2017 with total pages 273. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mira Menzfeld explores dying persons’ experiences of their own dying processes. She reveals cultural specificities of pre-exital dying in contemporary Germany, paying special attention to how concepts of dying ‘(un)well’ are perceived and realized by dying persons. Her methodological focus centers on classical ethnographic approaches: Close participant observation as well as informal and semi-structured conversations. For a better understanding of the specificities of dying in contemporary Germany, the author provides a refined definition catalogue of adequate terms to describe dying from an anthropological perspective.