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AAR Annual Meeting
Denver, CO
November 17-20, 2018

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Death, Dying, and Beyond Unit

Statement of Purpose: 

This Unit was formed to address all manner of scholarly discussion relating to death. While death is the single certainty in every life, a myriad number of ways exist to study and approach it. Our aim is to provide an outlet for the scholarly discussion of all issues relating to death, the dying, the grieving, the dead, and the afterlife. We are open to all methodologies, religious traditions, and topics of inquiry.

Call for Papers: 

We invite papers on the following topics:

• On Death and Dying: Kübler-Ross 50th Anniversary
For 2018, we invite submissions for the 50th anniversary of the publication of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’ seminal study, On Death and Dying, for a co-sponsored session with the Death, Dying, and Beyond Unit and the Psychology, Culture and Religion Unit. Submissions are welcome that engage the memory, theory, and legacy of her work on assisted dying, and hospice/palliative care.

• Given recent debates over the work of monuments in popular culture, we invite submissions that address memorializing the dead, building monuments to the dead, and memory and death. We also invite submissions that engage with death and the environment in terms of extinction, climate change, endangered species, and preserving fossils. In either case, this panel seeks papers that will engage with the themes of death, permanence and extinction.

Method: 
PAPERS
Process: 
Proposer names are visible to chairs but anonymous to steering committee members
Leadership: 
ChairSteering Committee