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Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century

Candi K. Cann

Abstract

From the dead body to the virtual body and from material memorials to virtual memorials, one thing is clear: the bodiless nature of memorialization of the dead across cultures. In postindustrial, Protestant, and capitalist societies such as the United States, this trend seems much more prominent and is moving at a faster rate than in the developing world. As globalization and industrialization increase, traditional cultural values and norms will be further eroded, and the trend toward bodiless memorialization will only intensify. Additionally, as the world's population and accompanying land sc ... More

Keywords: Memorialization, Grassroots memorials, Death, Denial of death, Grief, Bereavement, Corpse

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813145419
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813145419.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Candi K. Cann, author