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This volume provides a critical overview of how people mourn, commemorate and interact with the dead through digital media. It maps the historical and shifting landscape of digital death, considering a wide range of social, commercial and institutional responses to technological innovations. The authors examine multiple digital platforms and offer a series of case studies drawn from North America, Europe and Australia. The book delivers fresh insight and analysis from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing on anthropology, sociology, science and technology studies, human-computer interaction, and media studies.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8 b/w images and 8 halftones
  • 1138917966
  • 9781138917965

About Martin Arnold

Michael Arnold is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Discipline in the History and Philosophy of Science Programme in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Martin Gibbs is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing and Information Systems and a member of the Interaction Design Lab (IDL) at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Tamara Kohn is Associate Professor and Discipline Chair of Anthropology in the School of Social and Political Sciences, at the University of Melbourne, Australia. James Meese is a Research Fellow in the Department of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne, Australia. Bjorn Nansen is a Research Fellow in the Department of Computing and Information Systems, and Honorary Fellow in the School of Population and Global Health, at the University of Melbourne, Australia.show more

Table of contents

1. Death and Digital Media: An Introduction2. Pre-Digital Mediums, Media, and Mediations3. The Materialities of Gravesites and Websites4. Death and Social Media: Entanglements of Policy and Practice5. Mixing Repertoires: Commemoration in Digital Games and Online Worlds6. The Funeral as a Site of Innovation7. Looking to the Future of Life after DeathAfterword by Elizabeth Hallamshow more