Thanatos Vol. 3 1/2014: Death, Mourning and the Internet: Death Cultures in Web Environments

death, mourning and internet

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THEME ISSUE: Death, mourning and the internet: death cultures in web environments

”This issue brings together scholars from sociology, anthropology, communication sciences, digital culture, design and psychology in a collection of three articles, three research reports and five research reviews (along with two book reviews), which illuminate fascinating thematics on mourning online.”


Haverinen, Anna: Editorial – the digitalisation of death culture(s). p. 5–8.


Giaxoglou, Korina:“R.I.P. man…u are missed and loved by many”: entextualising moments of mourning on a Facebook Rest In Peace group site. p. 10–28.

Heathcote, Anthony:  A grief that cannot be shared: Continuing relationships with aborted fetuses in contemporary Vietnam. p. 29–45.

Waagstein, Astrid:An exploratory study of digital legacy among death aware people. p. 46–67.

Research reports:

Faro, Laurie M.C.: Digital Monument to the Jewish Community in the Netherlands and the Jewish Monument Community: commemoration and meaning. p. 69–81.

Georges, Fanny: Post mortem digital identities and new memorial uses of Facebook: Analysing the memorial page creators’ identity. p. 82–93.

Shavit, Vered (Rose) & Tzezana, Roey: Online Legacies: Online Service Providers and the Public – a Clear Gap. p. 94–110.


Gotved, Stine: Death Online – Alive and Kicking! p.112–126.

Gray: The Memory Remains: Visible Presences within the Network. p.127–140.

Huttunen, Laura: Srebrenica burial ceremonies on YouTube: Remembering the dead and the missing in a contested political situation. p. 141–148.

Kruzan, Kaylee P.: New Media Use in Mitigating Existential Fear. p.149–160.

Mukherjee, Ishani & Griffith Williams, Maggie:Death and Digi-memorials: Perimortem and Postmortem Memory Sharing through Transitional Social Networking. p.161–172.

Book reviews:

Haverinen, Anna: Tieteen kääntämisen sietämätön ihanuus. p.174–178.

Pajari, Ilona: Vanhaa suomenruotsalaista kuolemankulttuuria. p.179–180.