Culture, Consolation, and Continuing Bonds in Bereavement presents Dennis Klass’s most important contributions to the scholarship of grief and bereavement.
Journal articles, book chapters, and previously unpublished works cover more than 40 years of study and practice on the forefront of our understanding of individual, family, and community grief. The writings range widely, including explorations of continuing bonds and consolation, aspects of grief that were missing when Klass began his work, studies of grief across different cultures, and critical analyses of theories that were popular in grief scholarship but inadequately described bereaved parents’ experiences. The book ends with a previously unpublished case study of Charles Darwin, whose experience as a bereaved parent informed the worldview at the heart of his theory of natural selection.
This collection of essays offers an integral understanding of how individuals move through grief and is a valuable addition to the library of anyone working with topics relevant to grieving adults, children, and adolescents.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part Section 1|72 pages
Bereaved Parents and the Self-Help Process
part Section 2|82 pages
Expanding the Western Theory of Grief
part Section 3|52 pages
Cross-Cultural Study of Grief
part Section 4|50 pages
Theory and Meaning
part Section 5|23 pages
Case Study of a Bereaved Parent