Remember Me: Constructing Immortality : Beliefs on Immortality, Life, and Death

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Margaret Mitchell
Routledge, 2007 - Self-Help - 249 pages

Remember Me brings together contributors from around the world with unique insight on the ways in which one's relationship with loved ones continues, endures, and perhaps even grows after death.

Much of the available literature speaks of healthy bereavement as letting go of the deceased and moving forward with life. This new text challenges that notion, discussing the meaning attributed to death and to the anticipation of death.

The living, as presented in these innovative chapters, construct social entities of those who have died, via the carrying out of wishes in the Will; pursuing legal claims; or simply attributing certain desires, emotions, or choices to the deceased reconstitutes them as active, even vital, voices even after biological death. Just as life itself, the end of life and death is an interdisciplinary matter. A clear psychological theme and focus ties together these perspectives under three conceptual areas: the anticipation of death; the social life of the deceased and the legal embodiment of the deceased.

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Continuing Relationships
Ritualization and the Disposal
Spiritualism and the Reconstruction

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About the author (2007)

Margaret Mitchell, Ph.D., C.Psych is Senior Lecturer at the Australia Graduate School of Policing and Coordinator of the Doctoral Program. Previously, she was Director of Research at the Police Research Unit at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. Her previous research focused on the traumatic impact of extremely demanding police duties, most notably the Lockerbie disaster of 1998, and she is internationally known for her independent research of trauma and law enforcement.

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