David Sudnow (1961)

Pianist and Piano Teacher, New York

From David Nasatir, July 20, 2006:

David Sudnow died early this morning following surgery for cancer at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley.

His dissertation: "Passing On: The Social Organization of Dying in the County Hospital" did not  forecast his future success.

His  book: "Ways of the Hand: The Organization of Improvised Conduct" brought him considerable fame both within and outside the world of academe. In a very special way, he put reflexive sociology to work and by this effort brought a great deal of happiness to many.

Dissertation Title: 
Passing On: The Social Organization of Dying in the County Hospital
Dissertation Book Title: 
Passing on; the social organization of dying
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.,