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After Homicide: Practical and Political Responses to Bereavement

Paul Rock


This book describes the collective responses of bereaved people to the aftermath of violent death, a subject not dealt with in any detail in the literature that is currently available. It concentrates particularly on the birth, development, and organization of the self-help and campaigning groups that have emerged in the last decade. The book examines these as attempts to give institutional expression to interpretations of grief, and shows us that these attempts, in their turn, are implicated in a potent phenomenology of mourning. In addition, the book had special access to a number of groups ... More

Keywords: bereaved, violent death, self help, grief, mourning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198267959
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267959.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Rock, author
London School of Economics and Political Science