Tag: mortality

Memorializing Death in an Age of Mass Mortality: Keywords of Covid-19 by Richard C. Keller

Richard C. Keller , February 28th, 2022

How do we remember death when it constitutes our landscape? In an age of ubiquitous mortality—not only pandemic deaths, but also deaths from meteorological disasters, deaths of migrants…


“I do want euthanasia, but not now.” Timing a request for euthanasia with dementia in the Netherlands by Natashe Lemos Dekker

Natashe Lemos Dekker , September 17th, 2018

Sitting on orange seats in the corridor, Ms Verbeek, her niece Hannie and I are waiting for the general practitioner. Ms Verbeek seems a little restless and is…


Web Roundup: Death, Life, and the Immortal Brain by Kathleen Lynch

Kathleen Lynch , April 23rd, 2018

Among the many tech-focused booths at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) early this year, one stood out in particular: an exhibition of manufactured bodies, or “sleeves,” into which…


Coco: How Pixar uses Mexican culture to talk to kids about death

Alicia Walker , March 9th, 2018

This past Friday night, my Disney-obsessed best friend dragged me to watch Coco with her at Harland Cinema. Okay, okay, you got me, she didn’t have to drag…

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The Anthropology of Mortality: Notes on the Amsterdam Anthropology Lecture Series (AALS)

standplaatswereld , May 18th, 2017

‘The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living’ by Damien Hirst, photo by bloggers.it By Matthias Teeuwen                      We had the pleasure to listen to prof. Mi…

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Mortality Among High-School Educated Whites in the U.S.: An Anthropological View

Bill Dressler , August 29th, 2016

Fig. 1. All-cause mortality, ages 45–54 for US White non-Hispanics (USW), US Hispanics (USH), and six comparison countries: France (FRA), Germany (GER), the United Kingdom (UK), Canada (CAN),…

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