Changing Attitudes Week 4 Assignment

Changing Attitudes Week 4 Assignment - Changing Attitudes...

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Changing Attitudes 1 Changing Attitudes Roland Agustin, Jr. SOC304: Social Gerontology George Greaves 01/31/2011
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Changing Attitudes 2 The attitude toward the death is closely related to the awareness of death. The awareness through the centuries has changed thus the attitude towards death has changed. Before technology and modern medicine “childhood diseases such as whooping cough, diphtheria, and polio took the lives of many young children” (Quadagno, 2010, p. 305). Wars and poverty, famine, lack of hygiene and high infant mortality rates were common in earlier centuries. Society viewed death on a daily basis and was considered a normal part of life, part of nature. There was more of an awareness of death in earlier times. “As such, death was often treated dispassionately. It was not necessarily a time for tears but a time for ritual. A ritual that would be often organized by the dying person themselves” (Seabrook, 2009 para 1).
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