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Come lovely and soothing death : the right to die movement in the United States

Author: Elaine Fox; Jeffrey J Kamakahi; Stella M Čapek
Publisher: New York : Twayne Publishers, ©1999.
Series: Social movements past and present.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Despite increasing media visibility and growing public support for euthanasia in the United States, the right to die movement has not, until now, received systematic sociological attention. In Come Lovely and Soothing Death, Fox, Kamakahi, and Capek trace the emergence from the 1930s, the evolution, and the contemporary activities of the movement, and explore the sociocultural circumstances that produce scenarios  Read more...
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Fox, Elaine.
Come lovely and soothing death.
New York : Twayne Publishers, ©1999
(OCoLC)622820130
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Fox; Jeffrey J Kamakahi; Stella M Čapek
ISBN: 0805716459 9780805716450
OCLC Number: 41419569
Description: xviii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: An act of euthanasia --
The emergence of a right to die movement --
Medical technology: friend and foe --
The Hemlock Society in transition --
Survey of the Hemlock Society USA --
A changing landscape --
The right to die at home and abroad --
Studying the right to die movement sociologically.
Series Title: Social movements past and present.
Other Titles: Right to die movement in the United States
Responsibility: Elaine Fox, Jeffrey J. Kamakahi, Stella M. Capek.
Local System Bib Number:
000520983

Abstract:

"Despite increasing media visibility and growing public support for euthanasia in the United States, the right to die movement has not, until now, received systematic sociological attention. In Come Lovely and Soothing Death, Fox, Kamakahi, and Capek trace the emergence from the 1930s, the evolution, and the contemporary activities of the movement, and explore the sociocultural circumstances that produce scenarios where individuals face criminal sanctions for engaging in active euthanasia ("assisted suicide")." "Come Lovely and Soothing Death is a valuable resource for scholars and students of sociology and social policy, and for anyone interested in the right to die, physician assisted suicide, or social movements."--Jacket.
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