On the deathly construction of society

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Abstract

It was early spring in the year 2012 that a certain Ingibjörg Stefänsdöttir was interviewed on one of the television stations in Iceland. Ingibjörg1 is not a person of particular fame in Iceland. She is not a political leader, a sports hero or a celebrity say. Hers was not a name or a face that would be immediately recognised widely although as the interview went on, viewers were able to place her in a story they could remember.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe social construction of death
Subtitle of host publicationInterdisciplinary perspectives
EditorsLeen Van Brussel, Nico Carpentier
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages185-201
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-39191-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-39190-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • death
  • mourning
  • memorials
  • melancholia
  • society
  • Iceland

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    Arnason, A. (2014). On the deathly construction of society. In L. Van Brussel, & N. Carpentier (Eds.), The social construction of death: Interdisciplinary perspectives (pp. 185-201). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137391919_10