Year: 2004 Source: Death Studies, v.28, no.4, (May 2004), p.375-392 SIEC No: 20040445

This article suggests that it might now be time to expand the scope & mission of thanatology to include large-scale death & death that occurs through complex & multi-domain processes. The 9-11-01 terrorist attacks on America are discussed as an example of mass death with complex correlates & consequences. Other examples are taken from the realms of war, disease, disaster, & extinction.