Closure

Closure

The Rush to End Grief and What It Costs Us

Book - 2011
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"When it comes to the end of a relationship, the loss of a loved one, or even a national tragedy, we are often told we need "closure." But while some people do find closure for their pain and grief, many more feel that closure does not exist and believe the notion only encourages false hopes. Sociologist Nancy Berns explores these ideas and their ramifications in her timely book, Closure. Berns uncovers the various interpretations and contradictory meanings of closure. She identifies six types of "closure talk," revealing closure as a socially constructed concept and a "new emotion." Berns explores how closure has been applied widely in popular media and how the idea has been appropriated as a political tool and to sell products and services. This book explains how the push for closure--whether we find it helpful, engaging, or enraging--is changing our society."--Back cover.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781439905784
1439905789
9781439905777
1439905770
9781439905760
1439905762
Characteristics: xiii, 213 p. ; 23 cm

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thomqui
Nov 14, 2017

This book is right on the mark. I was going through the death of a loved one and wondering about my journey. This book helped me figure out my feelings. Thoughtfully written, not preachy. Written for general layman. Highly recommend.

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