The Unknown Country: Death in Australia, Britain and the USA

  • Kathy Charmaz
  • Glennys Howarth
  • Allan Kellehear

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Allan Kellehear, Ian Anderson
    Pages 1-14
  3. Beverley Raphael
    Pages 72-83
  4. Glennys Howarth
    Pages 84-97
  5. Michael R. Leming, George E. Dickinson
    Pages 169-183
  6. Kathy Charmaz
    Pages 229-241
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 257-268

About this book


In a strategy deliberately counter to many earlier texts which focus on social aspects of death and dying this book will not examine death through the social prism of US or British culture alone. Drawing only on material from a single society gives readers the misleading impression of a universal experience. As a text in the sociology of death and dying this volume examines culture-specific images and experiences of death in three major western societies - Australia, Britain and the USA.


AIDS bioethics culture emotion Familie society sociology USA

Editors and affiliations

  • Kathy Charmaz
    • 1
  • Glennys Howarth
    • 2
  • Allan Kellehear
    • 3
  1. 1.Sonoma State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of SussexEngland
  3. 3.La Trobe UniversityAustralia

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