The Association for Qualitative Research
The Hub of Qualitative Thinking

InDepth Spring 2014

Foreword
When you think about death, what do you see? What about your own death? Have you ever thought whether you want it to be like that?

The new semiotics of death
We are used to formality, sombreness, burials, says Alex Gordon, but a modern set of signs, symbols and cultural codes are emerging for death in the 21st century that have the potential to change how we think about death.

Cake, Coffee and Death
Death Cafés, events for discussing mortality while also celebrating life, are creating new opportunities for people and businesses.

Let's talk about death
No one wants to talk about it, says Russell Whitworth, but death will affect us all. It then becomes a question of whether we stick our head in the sand or do something about it.