The Contemporary Deathbed

The Ultimate Rush

  • Authors
  • John¬†Anthony¬†Tercier

Part of the Language, Discourse, Society book series (LDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. John Anthony Tercier
      Pages 1-5
  3. The Paradigms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. John Anthony Tercier
      Pages 9-23
    3. John Anthony Tercier
      Pages 24-48
    4. John Anthony Tercier
      Pages 49-94
  4. The Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. John Anthony Tercier
      Pages 97-123
    3. John Anthony Tercier
      Pages 124-153
    4. John Anthony Tercier
      Pages 154-186
  5. The Fantasies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. John Anthony Tercier
      Pages 189-218
    3. John Anthony Tercier
      Pages 219-244
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 245-297

About this book

Introduction

How do we picture ourselves dying? A 'death with dignity', the darkened room, and a few murmured farewells? Or in the lights' flashing, siren wailing, chest-pumping maelstrom of the back of an ambulance hurtling towards an ER? Over the last decade, the two most robust vehicles of popular culture: film and television, have opted for the latter scenario. This book examines the hi-tech death of the twenty-first century as enacted in our hospitals and as portrayed on our TV screens.

Keywords

film society television

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230514058
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-52351-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-51405-8
  • About this book