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„[ ` ] [ ` ] [ ` ] :((( :*...” Praktyki żałobne w cyberprzestrzeni
[`] [`] [`] :((( :*... Bereavement Practices in the Internet

Author(s): Magdalena Kamińska
Subject(s): Anthropology, Customs / Folklore, Media studies, Communication studies, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Crowd Psychology: Mass phenomena and political interactions, Social Informatics, Social Norms / Social Control
Published by: Szkoła Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej
Keywords: popular culture; e-folklore; death; funeral; digital gravestone; grief; rituals of sorrow; book of condolence; emotical grave candles

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses the assembly of death lore including funeral rites, `rituals of sorrow`, their textual representations and other media artifacts (for example, digital gravestones, memorials, books of condolence, emotical grave candles and other) appearing as a new folklore currently created in cyberenvironments. The practices, artifacts and texts are appearing in a following site-genres: different kinds of virtual human, pet and emotion cemeteries, cybergenealogical sites in their communal and individual embodiment, social portals and environments created by „angel`s moms”, or bereaved mothers. Their `rituals of sorrow` can be account as a proposal of innovative cultural practice of grief.

  • Issue Year: 33/2012
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 110-121
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish