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The Resource The spirit ambulance : choreographing the end of life in Thailand, Scott Stonington

The spirit ambulance : choreographing the end of life in Thailand, Scott Stonington

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The spirit ambulance : choreographing the end of life in Thailand
Title
The spirit ambulance
Title remainder
choreographing the end of life in Thailand
Statement of responsibility
Scott Stonington
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Spirit Ambulance is a journey into decision-making at the end of life in Thailand, where families attempt to craft good deaths for their elders in the face of clashing ethical frameworks, from a rapidly developing universal medical system, to national and global human-rights politics, to contemporary movements in Buddhist metaphysics. Stonington's gripping ethnography documents how Thai families attempt to pay back a "debt of life" to their elders through intensive medical care, followed by a medically-assisted rush from the hospital to home to ensure a spiritually advantageous last breath. The result is a powerful exploration of the nature of death and the complexities arising from the globalization of biomedical expertise and ethics around the world"--
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Stonington, Scott,
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1073.5.T5
LC item number
S76 2020eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
California series in public anthropology
Series volume
49
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Death
  • Medical ethics
  • Terminal care
  • Older people
  • Death
  • Medical ethics
  • Older people
  • Terminal care
  • Thailand
Label
The spirit ambulance : choreographing the end of life in Thailand, Scott Stonington
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jandi : the spirit ambulance -- Arirat : facing the karma master -- Introduction : choreographing the end of life -- Paying the debt of life -- The spirit ambulance -- Buddhadasa : problematizing death -- The new end of life -- Karma masters
Control code
1141994885
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 186 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520975231
Lccn
2020004115
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1141994885
Label
The spirit ambulance : choreographing the end of life in Thailand, Scott Stonington
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jandi : the spirit ambulance -- Arirat : facing the karma master -- Introduction : choreographing the end of life -- Paying the debt of life -- The spirit ambulance -- Buddhadasa : problematizing death -- The new end of life -- Karma masters
Control code
1141994885
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 186 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520975231
Lccn
2020004115
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1141994885

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