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CURRENT EVENTS AND ISSUES


               NEW
              The Future of the Corpse


            Changing Ecologies of Death and Disposition
                      KARLA ROTHSTEIN AND CHRISTINA STAUDT, EDITORS
              This book demonstrates that American society today is in a pivotal period for re-imaging
            end-of-life care, funerary services, human disposition methods, memorializing, and
            mourning. The editors and contributors outline the past, present, and future of death
            care rituals, pointing to promising new practices and innovative projects that show how
            we can better integrate the dying and dead with the living and create positive change
            that supports sustainable stewardship of our environment. Individual chapters describe
            prevailing practices and issues in different settings where people die and in postmortem    October 2021 ,  271pp ,  6 1/8x9 1/4
            rituals; disposition and current ecologically and, in urban areas, spatially unsustainable   Hardcover: 978-1-4408-6905-1
            methods; law of human remains; customs and trends among key stakeholders, such    $63.00 ,  £47.00 ,  €53,00
            as cemeteries and funeral directors; and relevant technological advances. The book   eBook: 978-1-4408-6906-8
            culminates in a presentation of emerging sustainable disposition technologies and
            innovative designs for proposed public memorial projects that respond to shifting values,     KARLA ROTHSTEIN  is the founder and
                                                                              director of Columbia University’s DeathLAB;
            beliefs, and priorities among an increasingly diverse population.   associate professor at Columbia Graduate
                                                                              School of Architecture, Planning and
              FEATURES
                                                                              Preservation; a practicing architect; and
            •  Demonstrates the centrality of death care—from the deathbed to rituals of   co-founder of LATENT Productions.
              commemoration and mourning—in our individual and communal life and cultures
                                                                              CHRISTINA STAUDT , PhD, is chair of the
            •  Reveals promising trends in human disposition, burial places, funerary officiant   Columbia University Seminar on Death
              profession, technologies of memorialization, and grief therapy  and co-editor of three scholarly volumes
            •  Addresses how COVID-19 has accelerated and highlighted the need to address our   related to mortality, including Praeger’s Our
              changing death-care landscape on every level                    Changing Journey to the End: Reshaping
                                                                              Death, Dying, and Grief in America.





              Environmental Racism in the
            United States and Canada


            Seeking Justice and Sustainability
                      BRUCE E. JOHANSEN
             “ Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates. ”  —Choice, March 1, 2021



              From the 19th-century extermination of the buffalo in the American West to Alaska’s
            Project Chariot (a Cold War initiative that planned to use atomic bombs to blast out a
            harbor on Eskimo land) to the struggle for recovery and justice in Puerto Rico following
            Hurricane Maria in 2017, this book provides readers with an enhanced understanding of    April 2020 ,  370pp ,  6 1/8x9 1/4
            how poor and minority people are affected by natural and manmade environmental crises.  Hardcover: 978-1-4408-6402-5
                                                                               $60.00 ,  £45.00 ,  €50,00
            Written for students as well as the general reader with an interest in social justice   eBook: 978-1-4408-6403-2
            and environmental issues, this book traces the relationship between environmental
            discrimination, race, and class through a comprehensive case history of environmental     BRUCE E. JOHANSEN  is professor emeritus
            injustices. Environmental Racism in the United States and Canada: Seeking Justice   of communication and Native American
            and Sustainability includes 50 such case studies that range from local to national to   studies at the University of Nebraska.
            international crises.



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