How do beliefs and rituals surrounding death vary depending on our culture? In what ways do different societies choose to mourn or celebrate their dead? Are attitudes and approaches towards dying adjusting in response to processes of globalization? From changes in life expectancy to grieving online, Death in a global age explores a wide range of issues related to our experiences and expectations of dying in contemporary societies. It considers how beliefs, practices and representations of death are adapting in response to fast-evolving forces of globalization, including the media, technology, religion and consumption. By investigating the relationship between death and society on a truly international scale, the book gives new insight in to the ways in which the social world helps us to make sense of death, dying and our own mortality. With fascinating explanations and an approachable tone throughout, this is an essential read for all students of death, dying and life course in Sociology or Anthropology.