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Dying in a transhumanist and posthuman society

Dying in a transhumanist and posthuman society

Pentaris, Panagiotis ORCID: 0000-0001-5593-8555 (2021) Dying in a transhumanist and posthuman society. Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness . Routledge, London. ISBN 978-0367542177 (In Press)

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Abstract

Exploring both the intrapersonal (moral) and interpersonal (ethical) nature of death and dying in the context of their development (philosophical), Dying in a Transhumanist and Posthuman Society shows how death and dying have been and will continue to be governed in any given society.

Drawing on transhumanism and discourses about posthumanity, life prolongation and digital life, the book analyses death, dying and grief via the governance of dying. It states that the bio-medical dimensions of our understanding of death and dying have predominated not only the discourses about death in society and the care of the dying, but their policy and practice as well. It seeks to provoke thinking beyond the benefits of technology and within the confinements of the world transhumanists describe.

This book is written for all who have an interest in thanatology (i.e. death studies) but will be useful specifically to those investigating the experiences of dying and grieving in contemporary societies, wherein technology, biology and medicine continuously advance. Thus, the manuscript will be of interest to researchers in a broad range of areas including health and social care, social policy, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, cultural studies, and, of course, thanatology.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: death, dying, technology, transhumanism, posthuman, biomedicine
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Faculty / School / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Applied Sociology Research Group
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 13:50
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/33686

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