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Familiarity with death

Familiarity with death

Pentaris, Panagiotis ORCID: 0000-0001-5593-8555 and Woodthorpe, Kate (2021) Familiarity with death. In: Pentaris, Panagiotis ORCID: 0000-0001-5593-8555, (ed.) Death, Grief and Loss in the Context of COVID-19. Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness . Routledge, London, pp. 15-28. ISBN 978-0367647322

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Key points
• Pre-Covid-19, death has been concealed from public view, with recent efforts to (re)integrate death into everyday life.
• Covid-19 has triggered a (new) public visibility of death.
• News media has provided wide ranging coverage of Covid-19 deaths, including inequalities, to the extent that death has entered people’s homes as an everyday subject for discussion.
• These factors have necessitated a political response, and a long overdue politicisation of death.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: death, dying, social inequality, loss, COVID19
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Human Sciences (HUM)
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Centre for Applied Sociology Research (CASR)
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