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The Social Organisation of Death

Medical Discourse and Social Practices in Belfast

  • Lindsay┬áPrior

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Death, Disease and the Body

    1. Lindsay Prior
      Pages 1-21
  3. Public Discourse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Lindsay Prior
      Pages 25-46
    3. Lindsay Prior
      Pages 47-66
    4. Lindsay Prior
      Pages 67-86
    5. Lindsay Prior
      Pages 87-107
  4. Private Discourse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Lindsay Prior
      Pages 111-132
    3. Lindsay Prior
      Pages 133-152
    4. Lindsay Prior
      Pages 153-174
    5. Lindsay Prior
      Pages 175-198
    6. Lindsay Prior
      Pages 199-202
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 203-230

About this book

Introduction

A study of the way in which death is socially organized in the city of Belfast. It analyzes the responses to 415 deaths registered here in 1981, tracing the social, medical, legal, religious and political responses made to those deaths from the time death was pronounced to the time of disposal.

Keywords

death organization organizations social organization

Authors and affiliations

  • Lindsay┬áPrior
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of UlsterJordanstownUK

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