Aged people:
attitude to death and tanatical worries

Еlutina М.E.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Prof., Head of the Chair of Social Work Sociology, Saratov National Research State University named after N.G. Chernyshevsky, Saratov, Russia.

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Еlutina М.E. Aged people: attitude to death and tanatical worries. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 10. P. 111-119


Based on the use of qualitative methodology, meaning’s localization of death in the space of life of the elderly people is discussed in context of traditional views dominated by material and economic considerations connected to death. It is shown that high price of death and awareness of financial insolvency give rise to various kinds of preventive practices.

attitude to death; death price; funeral services; death anxiety
Content No 10, 2015