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Lifting the Taboo: Women, Death and Dying Sally Cline

Lifting the Taboo: Women, Death and Dying

Sally Cline

Published September 21st 1995
ISBN : 9780316913614
Hardcover
384 pages
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lluminated by a profound yet humorous vision, Lifting the Taboo explores the specific relationship women of many colors, cultures, ages, and sexual orientations have to their own deaths, their attitudes towards loss, and their disposition to theirMorelluminated by a profound yet humorous vision, Lifting the Taboo explores the specific relationship women of many colors, cultures, ages, and sexual orientations have to their own deaths, their attitudes towards loss, and their disposition to their role as primary care-givers to the dying.Specifically, the book weighs the implications of breast cancer and examines in detail Alzheimers Disease which, contrary to popular myth, can in several significant ways be perceived as a womens disease. Investigating mothers responses to childrens deaths, Sally Cline establishes that womens relationships to death are intricately connected to the experience of giving birth. They are, she argues, therefore psychologically and emotionally different from those of men. Cline goes on to examine womens roles and responses to AIDS and suicide, womens sexual relationships while dying, how society views widows as leftover lives, and womens radical work in hospices and death therapy, as well as their roles as female funeral directors.