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The Resource Virtual afterlives : grieving the dead in the twenty-first century, Candi K. Cann

Virtual afterlives : grieving the dead in the twenty-first century, Candi K. Cann

Label
Virtual afterlives : grieving the dead in the twenty-first century
Title
Virtual afterlives
Title remainder
grieving the dead in the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
Candi K. Cann
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For millennia, the rituals of death and remembrance have been fixed by time and location, but in the twenty-first century, grieving has become a virtual phenomenon. Today, the dead live on through social media profiles, memorial websites, and saved voicemails that can be accessed at any time. This dramatic cultural shift has made the physical presence of death secondary to the psychological experience of mourning. Virtual Afterlives investigates emerging popular bereavement traditions. Author Candi K. Cann examines new forms of grieving and evaluates how religion and the funeral industry have contributed to mourning rituals despite their limited ability to remedy grief. As traditions associated with bereavement and sites of mourning have shifted, people have begun to discover new ways to remember their loved ones, turning both to virtual forms of memorialization and to material expressions of grief such as T-shirts and car decals. Examing mourning practices in the United States against the broader background of practices in other parts of the world such as Asia and Latin America, Virtual Afterlives seeks to resituate death as a part of life and grieving as a unifying process that helps to create identities and narratives for commnities. As technology and other hallmarks of modernity change the ways in which we experience death, this engaging study explores the culture of bereavement and the ways in which it, too, is being significantly transformed
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cann, Candi K
Dewey number
393
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT3390
LC item number
.C36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Material worlds
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Memorialization
  • Death
  • Bereavement
  • Internet
Label
Virtual afterlives : grieving the dead in the twenty-first century, Candi K. Cann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The bodiless memorial: the dis-location of the body -- Wearing the dead -- Moving the dead -- Speaking the dead: social network sites and public grieving -- Grieving the dead in alternative spaces -- Appendix A: Interview questions for tattoo artists -- Appendix B: Interview questions for car-decal memorial manufacturers
Control code
ocn858901771
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780813145419
Lccn
2014003472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813145419
  • (OCoLC)858901771
Label
Virtual afterlives : grieving the dead in the twenty-first century, Candi K. Cann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The bodiless memorial: the dis-location of the body -- Wearing the dead -- Moving the dead -- Speaking the dead: social network sites and public grieving -- Grieving the dead in alternative spaces -- Appendix A: Interview questions for tattoo artists -- Appendix B: Interview questions for car-decal memorial manufacturers
Control code
ocn858901771
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780813145419
Lccn
2014003472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813145419
  • (OCoLC)858901771

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