Death and digital media

Publication Type:
Book
Citation:
2017, pp. 1 - 178
Issue Date:
2017-11-22
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© 2018 main text Michael Arnold, Martin Gibbs, Tamara Kohn, James Meese, and Bjorn Nansen; afterword Elizabeth Hallam. All rights reserved. Death and Digital Media provides a critical overview of how people mourn, commemorate and interact with the dead through digital media. It maps the historical and shifting landscape of digital death, considering a wide range of social, commercial and institutional responses to technological innovations. The authors examine multiple digital platforms and offer a series of case studies drawn from North America, Europe and Australia. The book delivers fresh insight and analysis from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing on anthropology, sociology, science and technology studies, human-computer interaction, and media studies. It is key reading for students and scholars in these disciplines, as well as for professionals working in bereavement support capacities.
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