Year: 1978 Source: Omega, v.9, no.1, (1978), p.49-55 SIEC No: 19842358

The literature on death & dying is becoming increasingly specialized. This paper offers a single framework that might be useful in working toward a social theory of dying. Selected contributions are reviewed under the rubrics of social psychological coping processes, institutional role relationships, & societal values & attitudes. Socialization is then applied as a framework in which to codify existing approaches & move toward a more encompassing social theory of dying.