Death and Renewal in The Velveteen Rabbit: A Sociological Reading

Allan Kellehear*

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This article provides a sociological interpretation of The Velveteen Rabbit (Williams, 1922) critical of recent materialist and psychoanalytic readings. I argue that this children's story exemplifies the use of a non-materialist idea of death to suggest other themes about love and life, and discuss implications for near-death research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-51
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Near-Death Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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