Margaret Souza is an Assistant Professor at SUNY/Empire State College. She is a medical anthropologist who received her doctorate and master’s in Anthropology from the Graduate Faculty at the New School. She also holds a Master’s in Social Work from Wayne State University. Her research has focused on end of life issues both in acute care and long term care facilities in New York City where she served as a researcher, educator, and practitioner.2009 0-7734-4688-5
An interdisciplinary work that examines the representation of death in traditional and “new” media, explore the meaning of assassination and suicide in a post 9/11 context, and grapple with the use of legal and medical tools that affect the quest for a “good death.” The contributors treat their interrelated topics from the perspective of their expertise in medicine, law, psychology, anthropology, sociology, political science, religion, philosophy, literature, media, and visual culture.