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We are a United Humanity: Death, Emotion and Digital Media in the Church of Sweden
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
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2017 (English)In: Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, ISSN 0883-8151, E-ISSN 1550-6878, Vol. 61, no 1, 90-107 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article seeks to bring together the study of death, digital media, emotion and religion, using a Christian organization as a case study. The Swedish national church (Svenska kyrkan) has a large but declining membership and uses digital media extensively. We will analyze two of its attempts to respond to grief through media: a hybrid digital-physical technology installation in Swedish cemeteries and a series of posts about death and sadness on Facebook. In both projects, the Church presents emotion as a universal shared experience that unites all humanity, using this discourse to bring together its religious and non-religious audiences.

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2017. Vol. 61, no 1, 90-107 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-142708DOI: 10.1080/08838151.2016.1273930ISI: 000395696500007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-142708DiVA: diva2:1093181
Available from: 2017-05-05 Created: 2017-05-05 Last updated: 2017-05-05Bibliographically approved

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