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“As Long as We Live, They Too Will Live”: A qualitative study on sartorial objects as mediator between deceased and bereaved
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, Fashion Studies.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis investigates the symbolic presence of deceased people through their remaining sartorial objects including their clothes and accessories. Utilizing theories from anthropology, psychoanalysis, fashion studies, and sociology, the study explores different ways in which objects create the presence of a deceased person. Through six semi-structured interviews, the main functionality of sartorial objects as triggers of memories and as bearers of individuals’ traces is examined. The thesis explores how sartorial objects function as repositories of memories, how they influence individuals’ perceptions, how they change in value after death, and how they become mediators between the deceased and the bereaved.

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2016.
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Stockholm Fashion Studies
Keyword [en]
Death, absence, memory, sartorial objects, material culture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-134823OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-134823DiVA: diva2:1038802
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Available from: 2017-06-13 Created: 2016-10-19 Last updated: 2017-06-13Bibliographically approved

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