The Open UniversitySkip to content

Lost Futures: Stillbirth and the Social Construction of Grief

Murphy, S. L. (2010). Lost Futures: Stillbirth and the Social Construction of Grief. Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic Press.

Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


Lost Futures outlines a sociological framework for explaining parental experiences of stillbirth through documenting the experiences of the parents of 22 stillborn babies. Its main focus is gender and it examines the reasons why men and women come to experience and grieve for their children in different ways. It also considers the identities that are lost in the experience of stillbirth - not just that of the child but those of the parents too - and charts their battles to reclaim these identities.

Item Type: Authored Book
Copyright Holders: 2010 Lambert Academic Press
ISBN: 3-8383-4584-3, 978-3-8383-4584-0
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Item ID: 26234
Depositing User: Sam Murphy
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2011 11:15
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:28
Share this page:

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   + 44 (0)870 333 4340