Bereaved parents' online grief Communities: De-tabooing practices or ralationsbuiling grief-ghettos?

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  • Dorthe Refslund Christensen
  • Ylva Hård af Segerstad
  • Dick Kasperowski
  • Kjetil Sandvik
This article presents results from case studies of online grief communities for bereaved parents in Denmark and Sweden (Christensen & Sandvik 2013, 2015a; Hård af Segerstad & Kasperowski, 2015), analyzing how development of practices and norms for grieving and mourning online are related to the conditions for participation in the online forums, and to dominant ideas of grief in society as such. Rooted in contemporary research on grief and mourning, we discuss practices of tabooization, de-tabooization or even re-tabooization in the different online forums and how norms and traditions are performed, challenged and negotiated in the various formats.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)58-72
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Humanities - taboo, continuing bonds, online support groups, online memorial sites, grief work, bereaved parents

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