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Special Issue "Death, Dying, Near-Death Experiences & Bereavement in the Western World"
A special issue of Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2015).
Prof. Dr. Anders Karl Gustaf Gustavsson Website E-Mail
Professor, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, The University of Oslo, Norway
Interests: Folk religion; cultural contacts; cultural heritage; grave memorials; culture of borders; farmers culture; coastal culture; rituals around life cycle; alcohol and temperance movements; folk life painting; field work; museology
This discussion will look at how death and the dying process are approached in western civilization. Pre-modern perspectives of death and dying are also examined. The discussion will also cover aspects of the phenomena of near-death experiences (NDEs) and how these experiences impact individual perspectives of death and dying and how awareness of NDEs impact ones bereavement. The discussion will also focus on bereavement customs in the western world.
This issue of Humanities will expand on the knowledge shared in contemporary thanatology literature and the studies of near-death experiences.
Assistant Prof. David San Filippo
Prof. Dr. Anders Karl Gustaf Gustavsso
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San Filippo, David. (2006) Historical Perspectives on Attitudes concerning Death and Dying. Orlando: Kimball Publishing (E-Book)
San Filippo, David. (2006) Philosophical, Psychological & Religious Perspectives to Death & Dying. Orlando: Kimball Publishing (E-Book)
San Filippo, David. (2006) Perspectives on the Fears of Death & Dying. Orlando: Kimball Publishing (E-Book)
San Filippo, David. (2006) An Overview of the Near-Death Experience Phenomenon. Orlando: Kimball Publishing (E-Book)
San Filippo, David. (2006) Religious Interpretations of Death, Afterlife, & Near-Death Experiences. Orlando: Kimball Publishing (E-Book)
San Filippo, David. (2006) The Value of the Awareness of Near Death Experiences. Orlando: Kimball Publishing (E-Book)
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