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Nobody Wants to Be a Qivittoq

Janne Flora

in Wandering Spirits: Loneliness and Longing in Greenland

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226610429
eISBN:
9780226610733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610733.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Suicide rates in Greenland, are among the highest in the world for young men and have their own discourse about acculturation and modernization and social problems. The narrative about extreme ... More


Affirmation and Intensification

Kathleen M. Cumiskey and Larissa Hjorth

in Haunting Hands: Mobile Media Practices and Loss

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190634971
eISBN:
9780190635008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634971.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

In this chapter we focus on mobile-emotive rituals of affirmation and intensification. Loss can be viewed as a disruption in identity. Mobile media are used as a means to affirm the role that the ... More


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