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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
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Author
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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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Cann, Candi K
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Material Worlds
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  • Memorialization
  • Death
  • Bereavement
  • Internet
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Bereavement
  • Death
  • Internet
Label
Virtual afterlives : grieving the dead in the twenty-first century, Candi K. Cann
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. The Bodiless Memorial; 2. Wearing the Dead; 3. Moving the Dead; 4. Speaking to the Dead; 5. Grieving the Dead in Alternative Spaces; Acknowledgments; Appendix A; Appendix B; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn880580305
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813145426
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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  • 22573/ctt6n6zpw
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)880580305
Label
Virtual afterlives : grieving the dead in the twenty-first century, Candi K. Cann
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. The Bodiless Memorial; 2. Wearing the Dead; 3. Moving the Dead; 4. Speaking to the Dead; 5. Grieving the Dead in Alternative Spaces; Acknowledgments; Appendix A; Appendix B; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn880580305
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813145426
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • f2634598-2bca-4c2d-b1cd-a270c4e3b6e2
  • 22573/ctt6n6zpw
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)880580305

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