Useful Information


  • Read What it means to be 'into' Death, published in Network, Autumn 2008 issue.
  • Clark, D. (ed) (1993) The Sociology of Death (Oxford: Blackwell)
  • Field, D., Hockey, J. and Small, N. (eds) (1997) Death, Gender and Ethnicity (London: Routledge)
  • Hockey, J., Katz, J. and Small, N. (2001) Grief, Mourning and Death Ritual (Buckingam: Open University Press)
  • Hockey, J., Komaromy, C. and Woodthorpe, K. (eds) (2010) The Matter of Death: space, place and materiality (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan)
  • Seale, C. (1998) Constructing Death (Cambridge: Cambridge Uni Press)
  • Howarth, G. (2008) Death & Dying: A Sociological Introduction (Cambridge: Polity)
  • Kellhear, A. (2009) The Study of Dying: From Autonomy to Transformation (Cambridge: Cambridge Uni Press)
  • Kellehear, A. (2007) A Social History of Dying (Cambridge: Cambridge Uni Press)
  • Walter, T. (1999) On Bereavement: The Culture of Grief (Maidenhead: Open Uni Press) 

Where can I study the Sociology of Death?

Sociology of Death Research - Recent Research

University of York project into the financial implications of the death of a partner

Academics specialising in Death, Dying and Bereavement