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Der vorzeitige Tod als Identitäts- und Sinnstiftungsmuster in historischer Perspektive : einige einführende Überlegungen

Premature death and patterns of identity and meaning from a historical perspective: some preliminary reflections
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Halling, Thorsten; Fehlemann, Silke; Vögele, Jörg

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Abstract "The preliminary reflections deal with premature death as an instrument explaining and analysing the historical change of societies. Treatises and discourse on premature death can be found on different levels: social, economic, religious and scientific. Following the structure of this anthology, the introductory reflections contain four parts. First they focus on how the lifespan of different population groups is established and evaluated in a societal context. The way the families and the nursing staff of patients in critical condition as well as these patients themselves deal with untimely death is investigated in a second step. The topic of conducting and the representation of premature death and dying is observed in this context. In conclusion the introductory reflections investigate the actual experience of mass mortality, mourning and its commemoration after the war." (author's abstract)
Keywords death; life expectancy; life-span; dying; demography; culture of remembrance
Classification Population Studies, Sociology of Population; General History
Free Keywords premature death; lifetime; demography; memory cultures
Document language German
Publication Year 2009
Page/Pages p. 9-19
Journal Historical Social Research, 34 (2009) 4
ISSN 0172-6404
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works