The Politics of Being Mortal (Paperback)

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While much has been written in recent years on death and dying, there has been little treatment of how people cope with death in the absence of religious belief, and virtually no examination of the potential political repercussions of a wider acceptance of mortality in American society. Alfred Killilea's strikingly original book revolves around a central irony: though the subject of death has been largely shunned in American culture lest it rob life of meaning and contentment, confronting death.

About the Author

Alfred G. Killilea is professor of political science at the University of Rhode Island.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780813152875
ISBN-10: 0813152879
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication Date: July 15th, 2014
Pages: 184
Language: English