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Edited Volumes


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The Power of Death: Contemporary Reflections on Death in Western Society 

Co-edited with Maria-José Blanco
Oxford, New York: Berghahn Press, October 2014.

The volume examines approaches to and representations of death in Western societies since 1900. From the practical to the more theoretical aspects of death, from the professional to the intimate, the real and the fictitious, this interdisciplinary collection of twenty essays explores the power of death in our lives…

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Alternative Worlds: Blue-sky Thinking since 1900

Co-edited with Ingo Cornils
Oxford: Peter Lang, December 2014.

In an attempt to counteract the doom and gloom of the economic crisis and the politicians’ overused dictum that ‘there is no alternative’, this interdisciplinary collection presents a number of alternative worlds which were thought up over the course of the last century…

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