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Virtual AfterlivesGrieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century$
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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

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Grieving the Dead in Alternative Spaces

Grieving the Dead in Alternative Spaces

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Virtual Afterlives

Candi K. Cann

University Press of Kentucky

Nearly all the newly emerging rituals for memorialization use a particular grammar and syntax for mourning. This new language of mourning follows a particular framework that is defined by the ritual, rather than being delineated or limited by culture. These new rituals are emerging at the grassroots level in response to a popular need to express grief.

Keywords:   Democratizing grief, Boston Marathon memorial, West, Texas

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