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Death and Culture

Series Editors: Ruth Penfold-Mounce, University of York, UK, Julie Rugg, University of York, UK and Jack Denham, York St John University, UK

The human response to mortality is a research theme in evidence across multiple disciplines, but one that is not always explicitly acknowledged.

Death and Culture provides an outlet for a social science and cross-disciplinary exploration of aspects of mortality. The aim of the series is to create a forum for the publication of sociological research that approaches death from a cultural perspective, is supported by evidence and framed by theoretical engagement.

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

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Call for proposals

The Series Editors particularly welcome book proposals on the following themes relating to death and the deceased:

  • Popular culture and visual representations
  • Mortality in the recent and ancient past
  • Space and place
  • Consumption
  • Disposal

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

If you would like to discuss a proposal, please direct your email to the Series Editors below:
Ruth Penfold-Mounce, ruth.penfold-mounce@york.ac.uk
Julie Rugg, julie.rugg@york.ac.uk
Jack Denham, j.denham@yorksj.ac.uk

International Advisory Board
Margaret Gibson
, Griffith Centre for Cultural Research, Australia
Sonja Kmec, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Jacque Lynn Foltyn, National University, US
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
Kate Woodthorpe, University of Bath, UK