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Haunting hands : mobile media practices and loss

Author: Kathleen M Cumiskey; Larissa Hjorth
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Series: Studies in mobile communication.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From smartphones to tablets, mobile media is increasingly playing a central role in the representation, sharing, and experience of events public and private, formal and informal. Drawing on cross-cultural fieldwork, Haunting Hands considers the role mobile media practices and rituals provide as fundamental insights into contemporary notions of life, death, and loss.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cumiskey, Kathleen M., 1970-
Haunting hands.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016038868
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen M Cumiskey; Larissa Hjorth
ISBN: 9780190635008 0190635002 9780190634995 0190634995 9780190634971 0190634979
OCLC Number: 962852869
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 228 pages)
Contents: Cover; Series; Haunting Hands; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Glossary; 1. Introduction to Mobile Media and Loss; 2. Co-present Reconstructions of Death, Loss, and Mourning; Section I Mobile-Emotive Rituals; 3. Companionship; 4. Affirmation and Intensification; 5. Transition and Letting Go; Section II Ghosts in the Mobile; 6. The Selfie Affect in Disasters; 7. Open Channeling and Continuity; 8. Conclusion: Mobilizing Death; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Studies in mobile communication.
Responsibility: Kathleen M. Cumiskey and Larissa Hjorth.

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