Assisted Dying: An Ethnographic Murder Mystery on Florida's by Serena Nanda,Joan Gregg

By Serena Nanda,Joan Gregg

Assisted demise is an ethnographically-based homicide secret that makes use of the unexplained deaths of aged humans on Florida's Gold Coast as a fashion of interpreting American cultural values. range, immigration and the yank Dream, getting older, retirement, demise, and loss of life are only a number of the matters which are illuminated. Cultural anthropologist Julie Norman is drawn deeper into the secret while her aunt turns into the most recent sufferer. Julie's ethnographic technique and cultural views, her prior involvement in a homicide case mentioned in The reward of a Bride: A story of Anthropology, Matrimony and Murder, besides the insights of Detective Mike Cardella and the Miami police division, all aid to resolve the secret. Assisted Dying engages scholars as a supplementary textual content to use strategies from the social sciences, literature, and communications to problems with present curiosity within the usa and past. the unconventional is a part of a favored move towards utilizing substitute and artistic kinds to express educational info and ideas within the school room. To additional this objective, the social and cultural content material of every bankruptcy is prolonged in a bibliographic essay and dialogue questions. This booklet might be welcomed in classes on cultural anthropology, clinical anthropology, sociology, gerontology, American experiences, psychology, gender, ethnic reviews, and different social sciences.

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