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Introduction: Why Death Matters
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. (Cultural Matters Group)
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. (Cultural Matters Group)
2019 (English)In: Death Matters: Cultural Sociology of Mortal Life / [ed] Holmber, Tora; Jonsson, Annika; Palm, Fredrik, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, p. 1-21Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Death is deeply embedded in the social fabric of what we experience on aneveryday basis as “life.” Inscribed in death studies, the present volume takesa cultural-sociological perspective and asks how our knowledge about deathand dying emerges through concrete personal experience, but also how itdraws on culturally shared narratives and how it relates to broader societalconditions and events. Death matters in terms of being the object of discursiveand material cultural practice that makes it matter in different ways. And thereis something about the materiality of death that escapes such practice andfor this very reason becomes constitutive of social everyday life, in short, ofmortal life. This chapter develops this argument, drawing on classical as wellas contemporary studies. We then end the introduction with an outline of thethree parts of the book—Places of absence and presence, Disease/bodies, andPersons and non-persons—and the studies included in them.

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London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. p. 1-21
Keywords [en]
Death studies - Cultural sociology - Materiality - Subjectivity - Everyday
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-379714OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-379714DiVA, id: diva2:1297519
Available from: 2019-03-20 Created: 2019-03-20 Last updated: 2019-03-20

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