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Closure: The Rush to End Grief and What it Costs Us

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Do we really need closure after bad things happen? This book examines how contemporary Americans have created a new emotion to deal with disappointment, loss and grief.
Paperback, 228 pages
Published August 5th 2011 by Temple University Press
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Anne
Sep 21, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: cemetery-project
This book wasn't quite as in-depth as I had been hoping. As a work of sociology, it's on the lightweight side; but I don't think it's got enough ooomph to keep the interest of most general readers.

It's a survey of the idea of "closure," how it arose and the ways in which the concept is used now (mainly, as a guideline for acceptable processes of grieving; as an instrument of political pressure; and as a sales pitch for various goods and services.) Not elegantly written, but a competent overview
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Lorenzo Sanyer
Sep 20, 2013 rated it liked it
This book wasn't as eye popping as I was expecting it to be. I was expecting it to go more in depth into the psychological side of Closure. In addition to exploring other types of closure such as in romantic relationships and friendships.
It certainly isn't a terrible read. Casual readers who want some information about closure will certainly find it here.
Most of the material can be easily understood but the author has trouble holding interest.

If anyone is looking for a quick read into closure,
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