Mediating and Remediating Death by Dorthe Refslund Christensen

By Dorthe Refslund Christensen

From the ritual item which features as an alternative for the useless - therefore performing as a medium for speaking with the 'other global' - to the illustration of demise, violence and soreness in media, or using on-line social networks as areas of commemoration, media of assorted varieties are crucial to the communique and function of death-related socio-cultural practices of people, teams and societies. This moment quantity of the experiences in dying, Materiality and Time sequence explores the ways that such practices are topic to 're-mediation'; that's to claim, tactics wherein recognized practices are re-presented in new methods via a variety of media codecs. offering wealthy, interdisciplinary new empirical case stories and fieldwork from the united states and Europe, Asia, the center East, Australasia and Africa, Mediating and Remediating dying exhibits how varied media types give a contribution to the shaping and transformation of varied types of loss of life and commemoration, no matter if when it comes to their variety and distribution, their relation to clients or their roles in growing and holding groups. With its extensive and multi-faceted specialise in how makes use of of media can redraw the conventional obstacles of death-related practices and create new cultural realities, this e-book will attract students around the social sciences and arts with pursuits in ritual and commemoration practices, the sociology and anthropology of demise and demise, and cultural and media reviews.

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