Virtual afterlives : grieving the dead in the twenty-first century (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Virtual afterlives : grieving the dead in the twenty-first century

Author: Candi K Cann
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Candi K Cann
ISBN: 9780813145419 0813145414
OCLC Number: 1153152448
Accession No: (DK-800010)99122455536705763
Description: xii, 198 s. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Candi K. Cann

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Examining mourning practices in the United States in comparison to the broader background of practices in Asia and Latin America, Virtual Afterlives seeks to resituate death as a part of life and  Read more...

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