Since the events of September 11th the problems of loss, mourning and commemoration have preoccupied our culture. Ours is not a culture in mourning so much as a mourning culture. Mourning, and its ethical and communal implications, therefore, are central to an understanding of contemporary western culture and its development in the new millennium.
Deathart and the Poetics of Mourning
Emotional Authenticity: Durkheim, Geertz and Modern Mourning Rituals
Poppypetal: Elegy and Consolation
the line that does not lie down: enjambment, the tomb and the body
What Remains: Julia Kristeva and the Matter of Mourning
In the Dead's Place: Theories of the Lost Object in the work of Lacan and Freud
The Environment of Loss: Klein, Bowlby and Object Relations Theory
Facing It: Contemporary Ethical Theory and Mourning
One September, An Essay on Singularity.
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A timely, wide-ranging, nimbly cross-disciplinary study of a subject that is of compelling interest…the strength of this book is its fertile, far-ranging, theoretically rich treatment of the central questions of grief and mourning in contemporary culture.