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Haunting HandsMobile Media Practices and Loss$
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Kathleen M. Cumiskey and Larissa Hjorth

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190634971

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634971.001.0001

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Mobilizing Death

(p.177) 8 Conclusion
Haunting Hands

Kathleen M. Cumiskey

Larissa Hjorth

Oxford University Press

The concluding chapter revisits our major themes and highlights next steps for exploring mobile-emotive practices and loss. We also seek to provide a set of propositions for future areas of study. We explore the limits of funeral decorum through understanding selfies at funerals, virtual veneration, and the challenges of a new kind of public mourning. We discuss further the crux of our book: how the personal nature of mobile devices positions them to uniquely play a role in bereavement. We examine digital legacies and the impact of the increasingly likelihood that we will be co-present at the moment of death for some, thanks to live mobile media broadcasting. We conclude with an analysis of shifting cultural understandings of death and imagine a mobile-emotive afterlife.

Keywords:   death, virtual veneration, digital legacy, mobile media, mobile phones, afterlife, selfies, funerals, broadcasting

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