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Death rites and rights

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  • Creator edited by Belinda Brooks-Gordon ... [and others] for the Cambridge Socio-Legal Group
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Hart, 2007.
  • Physical Details
    • xiii, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781841137322, 1841137324
  • OCLC ocn132310574


  • "This book is the sixth in a series by the Cambridge Socio-Legal Group and is a product of a three-day workshop held in September 2006" - p.v.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction : death writes / by Martin Richards and Martin H. Johnson -- The meaning of death / by P.-L. Chau and Jonathan Herring -- Death, euthanasia and the medical profession / by Emily Jackson -- Criminalising carers : death desires and assisted dying outlaws / by Hazel Biggs -- Is there a human right to die? / by Antje Du Bois-Pedain -- Religious perspectives on the afterlife : origin, development and funeral rituals in the Christian tradition / by Peter C. Jupp -- Purgatory : the beginning and the end / by Frank Woodman and Judith Middleton-Stewart -- Rites, rights, writing : 'Tintern Abbey', death and the will / by Sarah Goodwin -- Death, ritual and material culture in South London / by Daniel Miller and Fiona Parrott -- Death on the edge of the lifeworld : the (mis-)appropriation of (post-)modern death / by Graham Scambler -- Dealing with bodies -- 'Hot' homicides and the role of police-suspect interviews in the investigation of illegal deaths / by Martin Innes -- Property, harm and the corpse / by David Price -- Crimes against the dead / by Jonathan Herring -- Death and tort / by Steve Hedley -- An anatomist's perspective on the Human Tissue Act 2004 / by Joanne Wilton -- Anatomical bodies and materials of memory / by Elizabeth Hallam