Digital Death : Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age

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Digital Death : Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 265 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781440831324
  • DDC分類 306.9

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This fascinating work explores the meaning of death in the digital age, showing readers the new ways digital technology allows humans to approach, prepare for, and handle their ultimate destiny.* Explains how new technologies and online accessibility are changing human attitudes to death and dying-and impacting the ways in which people live* Explores the afterlife experience as it can play out in a variety of digital media, including Facebook and other social media, World of Warcraft and video games, YouTube and other video services, and Internet memorials* Analyzes the myriad ways encounters with death and dying and the capacity for mourning are mediated by new technologies* Places death and dying in the digital age in historical perspective, showing how beliefs about and approaches to death and dying have changed constantly over time

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       1  (8)
A. David Lewis
Christopher M. Moreman
Part I Death, Mourning, and Social Media
1 Messaging the Dead: Social Network Sites 9 (14)
and Theologies of Afterlife
Erinn Staley
2 Profiles of the Dead: Mourning and 23 (20)
Memorial on Facebook
Heidi Ebert
3 Virtual Graveyard: Facebook, Death, and 43 (26)
Existentialist Critique
Ari Stillman
4 Tweeting Death, Posting Photos, and 69 (20)
Pinning Memorials: Remembering the Dead in
Bits and Pieces
Candi K. Cann
Part II Online Memorialization and Digital
5 eMemoriam: Digital Necrologies, Virtual 89 (22)
Remembrance, and the Question of Permanence
Michael Arntfield
6 The Restless Dead in the Digital Cemetery 111(14)
Bjorn Nansen
Michael Arnold
Martin Gibbs
Tamara Kohn
7 The Social Value of Digital Ghosts 125(18)
Pam Briggs
Lisa Thomas
8 Mythopoesis, Digital Democracy, and the 143(18)
Legacy of the Jonestown Website
Rebecca Moore
Part III Virtual Worlds beyond Death
9 Remembering Laura Roslin: Fictional Death 161(20)
and a Real Bereavement Community Online
Erica Hurwitz Andrus
10 Necromedia---Reversed Ontogeny or 181(16)
Posthuman Evolution?
Denisa Kera
11 Infinite Gestation: Death and Progress 197(18)
in Video Games
Stephen Mazzeo
Daniel Schall
12 The Death of Digital Worlds 215(18)
William Sims Bainbridge
Bibliography 233(18)
About the Contributors 251(4)
Index 255