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The Resource life in global uncertainty, Sam Han, (electronic resource Interfacing death)

life in global uncertainty, Sam Han, (electronic resource Interfacing death)

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life in global uncertainty
Title remainder
life in global uncertainty
Statement of responsibility
Sam Han
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In modern times, death is understood to have undergone a transformation not unlike religion. Whereas in the past it was out in the open, it now resides mostly in specialized spaces of sequestration - funeral homes, hospitals, and other medical facilities. A mainstay in so-called traditional societies in the form of ritual practices, death was usually messy but meaningful, with the questions of what happens to the dead or where they go lying at the heart of traditional culture and religion. In modernity, however, we are said to have effectively sanitized it, embalmed it and packaged it - but it seems that death is back. In the current era marked by economic, political and social uncertainty, we see it on television, on the Internet; we see it almost everywhere. (Inter)Facing Death analyzes the nexus of death and digital culture in the contemporary moment in the context of recent developments in social, cultural and political theory. It argues that death today can be thought of as "interfaced," that is mediated and expressed, in various aspects of contemporary life rather than put to the side or overcome as many narratives of modernity have suggested. Employing concepts from anthropology, sociology, media studies and communications, (Inter)Facing Death examines diverse phenomena where death and digital culture meet, including art, online suicide pacts, the mourning of celebrity deaths, terrorist beheadings and selfies. Providing new lines of thinking about one of the oldest questions facing the human and social sciences, this book will appeal to scholars and students of social and political theory, anthropology, sociology and cultural and media studies with interests in death"--
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1984-
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Han, Sam
Dewey number
306.9
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Classical and contemporary social theory
  • T&F EBS eBooks
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Death
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life in global uncertainty, Sam Han, (electronic resource Interfacing death)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315446769
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781315446769
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315446752
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
life in global uncertainty, Sam Han, (electronic resource Interfacing death)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315446769
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781315446769
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315446752
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote

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