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AAR Annual Meeting
Atlanta, GA
November 21-24, 2015

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Death, Dying, and Beyond Group

Statement of Purpose: 

This Group was formed to address all manner of scholarly discussion relating to death. While death is the single certainty in every life, a myriad number of ways exist to study and approach it. Our aim is to provide an outlet for the scholarly discussion of all issues relating to death, the dying, the grieving, the dead, and the afterlife. We are open to all methodologies, religious traditions, and topics of inquiry.

Call for Papers: 

We encourage proposals on the following themes: marketing death or the afterlife, and near death experiences--NDEs.

For marketing death, in view of a co-sponsored session with the Religion and Popular Culture Group, we are seeking anything that investigates the popular representation of afterlife destinations or death, and/or how these are marketed or used to promote films, books, and other products.

We are also interested in contemporary issues involved with the subject of near death experiences (NDEs) including (but not limited to) cognition, neurophysiology, and NDEs; NDEs and popular culture; cross-cultural comparisons of NDEs. We also welcome any other proposals on the subject of death, dying, and beyond.

Method: 
PAPERS
Process: 
Proposer names are visible to chairs but anonymous to steering committee members
Leadership: 
ChairSteering Committee