By David Field, Jenny Hockey, Neil Small
Death, Gender and Ethnicity examines the ways that gender and ethnicity form the reports of loss of life and bereavement, taking as its concentration the variety of the way wherein the common occasion of loss of life is encountered. It brings jointly bills of the way those stories are literally controlled with analyses of a variety of representations of death and grieving with a purpose to offer a extra theoretical method of the connection among demise, gender and ethnicity.
even though demise and loss of life were an more and more very important concentration for teachers and clinicians over the past thirty years, a lot of this paintings presents little perception into the effect of gender and ethnicity at the adventure. the result's usually a universalising illustration which fails to take account of the individually specific and culturally particular stories linked to a dying. Drawing on a variety of certain case experiences, Death, Gender and Ethnicity develops a extra delicate theoretical process so as to be worthwhile examining for college students and practitioners in health and wellbeing experiences, sociology, social paintings and scientific anthropology.
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The hospital, as well as being the usual place of the ‘deathbed’, is also the usual place of birth. Birth and death have increasingly been removed from the home to hospital. Throughout history, and in most cultures, the management of reproduction has been a female concern. However, modern childbirth practices have been organised mainly for the convenience of the health professionals, particularly doctors. In industrialised societies health care in general, and childbirth in particular, have become the domain of male professionals (Hugman 1993, Witz 1992).
The structuralist view is that social reality is experienced through sets of symbols or images which comprise an internally consistent system of meanings. Such work reveals the relationship between the beliefs and practices through which death is managed and those which pervade all aspects of the life within the culture. It Making sense of difference 23 also emphasises the need to examine death and dying within its wider social context by asking what death rituals reveal about the broader structuring of social life, for example, how the treatment of the dead body relates to the treatment of the living body.
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Death, gender, and ethnicity by David Field, Jenny Hockey, Neil Small