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Anthropology of Dying

A Participant Observation with Dying Persons in Germany

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Mira Menzfeld
    Pages 1-33
  3. Mira Menzfeld
    Pages 35-69
  4. Mira Menzfeld
    Pages 71-97
  5. Mira Menzfeld
    Pages 99-121
  6. Mira Menzfeld
    Pages 123-152
  7. Mira Menzfeld
    Pages 153-179
  8. Mira Menzfeld
    Pages 181-201
  9. Mira Menzfeld
    Pages 203-221
  10. Mira Menzfeld
    Pages 223-243
  11. Mira Menzfeld
    Pages 245-256
  12. Mira Menzfeld
    Pages 257-257
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 259-273

About this book

Introduction

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.

Contents
  • First Experiences as a Dying Person
  • Cultural Models of Dying
  • How it Feels to Be a Dying Person
  • Dying as Liminality in the Making
  • Insights from and for Dying
Target Groups
  • Researchers and students in the fields of ethnology, medicine, psychology, theology, sociology 
  • Nurses, physicians, personnel in hospices, priests, psychologists
The Author
Mira Menzfeld worked as a cultural anthropologist, journalist, and advertising editor. She is currently researching Salafits in Europe and voluntarily attending dying persons.

Keywords

Medizinethnologie Sterben Tod Teilnehmende Beobachtung Terminal Erkrankte Dying Death Medical Anthropology Terminal deseased persons Dying persons’ experiences

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cultural and Social AnthropologyUniversity of CologneCologneGermany

About the authors

Mira Menzfeld worked as a cultural anthropologist, journalist, and advertising editor. She is currently researching Salafits in Europe and voluntarily attending dying persons.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Anthropology of Dying
  • Book Subtitle A Participant Observation with Dying Persons in Germany
  • Authors Mira Menzfeld
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-19826-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer VS, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-658-19825-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-658-19826-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 273
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Medical Sociology
    Anthropology
    Aging
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