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Beyond the Book (2020-2021): From Here to Eternity - Doughty
This research guide provides resources and information related to the four Beyond the Book 2020-21 options and program.
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This database includes thousands of streaming educational videos, including many that deal with the themes of death, dying, and global funeral traditions. Such as the National Geographic Production, "Taboo: After Death" which is embedded below.
Global Road WarriorThis link opens in a new windowCovers 175 countries and addresses 22 categories of interest to travelers, including business culture, communications, demographics, money and banking, points of interest, security, society and culture, tips for businesswomen, transportation, and travel essentials. It also includes maps and photographs.
World GeographyThis link opens in a new windowCountry profiles and overviews of 200+ countries that includes history, population statistics, climate, economics, culture, maps, flags, and primary source documents.
Death and the Afterlife: A Cultural Encyclopedia"This cultural encyclopedia examines customs and beliefs relating to death and burial in clear, well written articles covering most major religious and cultural traditions from prehistoric to modern times. Readers of Death and the Afterlife: A Cultural Encyclopedia will find that spending time with death is life-giving in most cultures today and throughout history...This comprehensive reference work contains hundreds of entries on the sometimes obscure, complicated, and mysterious (but always fascinating) funeral customs of dozens of cultures. More than a gathering of information, this reference draws out the underlying meaning of funeral and afterlife traditions. Each entry is extensively documented and includes the insights of thoughtful native authors and commentaries directly related to the cultural topic at hand."
A-Z of Death and Dying"This engaging and informative resource provides readers with an understanding of the social, cultural, and historical influences that shape our encounters with death, dying, and bereavement--a universal experience across humanity. Written...by leading international scholars and practitioners from within the field of death and bereavement studies...providing in a single volume insights from some of the key thinkers within the interdisciplinary field of death, dying, and bereavement."