Changing Perspectives on Death, Dying and Loss

  • Carol Komaromy
  • Jenny Hockey


The authors recall not only the deaths they experienced as children and young women but also their changing understandings of the meaning of death, from childhood versions of Christianity, resurrection and heaven, through to Marxist and cross-cultural perspectives, and finally the lived realities of two women’s engagement with mortality towards the end of their lives. How their choice of and contribution to Death Studies during their academic careers has shaped but also been shaped by their personal ‘death histories’ is explored through these materials.


Death Studies Christianity Mortality Ghosts Nursing Spiritualism 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol Komaromy
    • 1
  • Jenny Hockey
    • 2
  1. 1.The Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK
  2. 2.The University of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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