Life as death scholars: Passion, personality, and professional perspectives

Stephanie Myers Schim, Sherylyn H. Briller, Celia S. Thurston, Kathleen L. Meert

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In death-averse American society, the field of thanatology is often socially and academically isolating. The purpose of this article is to describe the experiences of a group of death scholars and share insights gained as members of an interdisciplinary team. They discuss the ways in which they have created a special "safe" space for death study collaboration. The melding of their individual passions, personalities, and professional perspectives has allowed them to form a productive and satisfying work environment. Additional discourse in this field is needed on the nature and processes of such death-studies groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-172
Number of pages8
JournalDeath Studies
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2007


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