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Ethnic Variations in Dying, Death and Grief
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Part 1 Cross-cultural and personal perspectives: cross-cultural variation in the experience, expression, and understanding of grief; personal reflections on death, grief, and cultural diversity. Part 2 Dying, death, and grief among selected ethnic communities: mourning and funeral customs of African Americans; Hispanic perspectives related to death; among death customs - traditional and acculturated; native Americans - adapting yet retaining; to honour the dead and comfort the mourners - traditions in Judaism; death and dying in Buddhism; Islamic customs regarding death; memorial services - a cultural variation.

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"The strength of the book is that contributors write about their own traditions rather than reporting on studies about traditions... the reader gains a respect for the varied ways racial, ethnic, and cultural groups have learned to try to make sense of death." -MADDVOCATE

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