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Death and Culture

Series Editors: Ruth Penfold-Mounce, University of York, UK, Kate Woodthorpe, University of Bath, UK and Erica Borgstrom, The Open University, UK.

Mortality is a research theme in evidence across multiple disciplines, but one that is not always explicitly acknowledged. This series provides an outlet for a social science and cross-disciplinary exploration of all aspects of mortality. The aim of the series is to create a forum for the publication of sociologically relevant research that approaches death from a cultural perspective, supported by evidence and framed by theoretical engagement. The series advances cross-disciplinary, international, and social discussions about death and culture.

This series was previously published by Emerald Publishing as Emerald Studies in Death and Culture.

Call for proposals

The Series Editors welcome book proposals on, but not limited to, the following themes of death, dying, and the dead:

  • popular culture and visual representations;
  • contemporary and historical approaches;
  • death industry and technology;
  • memorialization and memory;
  • bereavement, loss and grief;
  • rituals and practice;
  • commerce and consumption;
  • theory and societal change.

Exploration of less conventional cultural engagements with death are also welcomed.

The series is open to proposals for single and co-authored monographs as well as edited collections between 60,000 and 100,000 words in length. Please contact the Series Editors before submitting a proposal to discuss ideas and the process.

Please direct your email to:

Ruth Penfold-Mounce

Kate Woodthorpe

Erica Borgstrom

Editorial Advisory Board
Jacque Lynn Foltyn, National University, US
Margaret Gibson, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research
Hannah Gould, University of Melbourne, Australia Research, Australia
Tsepang Leuta, University of the Witwatersrand,South Africa
Lisa McCormick, University of Edinburgh, UK
Montse Morcate, University of Barcelona, Spain
Ben Poore, University of York, UK
Melissa Schrift, East Tennessee State University, US
Johanna Sumiala, University of Helsinki, Finland