Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Virtual AfterlivesGrieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Candi K. Cann

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813145419

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813145419.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM KENTUCKY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The University Press of Kentucky, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in KSO for personal use.date: 05 July 2022

Speaking to the Dead: Social Network Sites and Public Grieving

Speaking to the Dead: Social Network Sites and Public Grieving

(p.105) 4 Speaking to the Dead: Social Network Sites and Public Grieving
Virtual Afterlives

Candi K. Cann

University Press of Kentucky

Internet memorials, including tombstone Internet links with virtual memorials, funeral home memorials, Internet grieving websites, and social network sites of deceased persons, illustrate that the language of grief is both popular and spontaneous. Internet grieving allows for marginal discourse to circumvent traditional modes of bereavement by reclaiming mourning discourse and the ways we talk about (and think about) the dead.

Keywords:   Tombstone memorials, Internet memorials, Virtual memorials, Social network memorials, Suicide, Death, Boston Marathon bombings, QR codes

Kentucky Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .