Coverart for item
The Resource Closure : the rush to end grief and what it costs us, Nancy Berns

Closure : the rush to end grief and what it costs us, Nancy Berns

Label
Closure : the rush to end grief and what it costs us
Title
Closure
Title remainder
the rush to end grief and what it costs us
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Berns
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When it comes to the end of a relationship, the loss of a loved one, or even a national tragedy, we are often told we need "closure." But while some people do find closure for their pain and grief, many more feel that closure does not exist and believe the notion only encourages false hopes. Sociologist Nancy Berns explores these ideas and their ramifications in her timely book, Closure. Berns uncovers the various interpretations and contradictory meanings of closure. She identifies six types of "closure talk," revealing closure as a socially constructed concept and a "new emotion." Berns explores how closure has been applied widely in popular media and how the idea has been appropriated as a political tool and to sell products and services. This book explains how the push for closure--whether we find it helpful, engaging, or enraging--is changing our society."--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
155.9/3
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.D35
LC item number
B47 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
Closure : the rush to end grief and what it costs us, Nancy Berns
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Seeking closure -- Closure and its tangled meanings -- The walking wounded and myth slayers : those who say there is no closure -- From embalming to teddy bear urns : selling closure in the Twenty-first-century death care industry -- The assurance business : creating worry and selling closure -- Bury the jerk : symbolic death and mock vengeance as relationship advice -- Should you watch an execution or forgive a murderer? : closure talk and death penalty politics -- Forgetting versus remembering : politics of mourning, sacred space, and public memory -- Framing grief beyond closure
Control code
19507236
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 213 pages
Isbn
9781439905760
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011002611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn699767116
  • (OCoLC)699767116
Label
Closure : the rush to end grief and what it costs us, Nancy Berns
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Seeking closure -- Closure and its tangled meanings -- The walking wounded and myth slayers : those who say there is no closure -- From embalming to teddy bear urns : selling closure in the Twenty-first-century death care industry -- The assurance business : creating worry and selling closure -- Bury the jerk : symbolic death and mock vengeance as relationship advice -- Should you watch an execution or forgive a murderer? : closure talk and death penalty politics -- Forgetting versus remembering : politics of mourning, sacred space, and public memory -- Framing grief beyond closure
Control code
19507236
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 213 pages
Isbn
9781439905760
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011002611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn699767116
  • (OCoLC)699767116

Library Locations

    • Indiana State LibraryBorrow it
      315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, US
      39.77004 -86.164015

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...