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Life, death and everyday experience of social media

Greenhill, A and Fletcher, G 2013, 'Life, death and everyday experience of social media' , in: Social Media and Religious Change , Religion and Society, 53 , De Gruyter, Berlin, pp. 201-217.

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Abstract

This chapter explores the online remembrances of people made famous through media-generated activity post-mortem. We explore the observed ritualised practices found on memorial websites (specifically gonetoosoon.org) and present them as examples of contemporary displays of belief practices. The study takes a socio-anthropological approach to discuss the contemporary cultural practices of public grieving and the social practices surrounding online death socialisation. The chapter describes contemporary rituals associated with death that are conducted within technologically-mediated public spaces in order to claim that there is an observable continuity of traditional practices of remembrance and grieving, now mediated through new forms of action.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Gillespie, M, John Herbert, DE and Greenhill, A
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Schools > Salford Business School > Business and Management Research Centre
Publisher: De Gruyter
Refereed: Yes
Series Name: Religion and Society
ISBN: 9783110270457
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Gordon Fletcher
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2013 10:03
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2015 23:04
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/30678

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