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Continuing bonds and place


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Walter, J. and Jonsson, A., 2017. Continuing bonds and place. Death Studies

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2017.1286412

Abstract

Where do people feel closest to those they have lost? This article explores how continuing bonds with a deceased person can be rooted in a particular place or places. Some conceptual resources are sketched, namely continuing bonds, place attachment, ancestral places, home, reminder theory, and loss of place. We use these concepts to analyse interview material with seven Swedes and five Britons who often thought warmly of the deceased as residing in a particular place and often performing characteristic actions. The destruction of such a place, by contrast, could create a troubling, haunting absence, complicating the deceased’s absent-presence.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsWalter, J.and Jonsson, A.
DOI10.1080/07481187.2017.1286412
Uncontrolled Keywordsgrief,space,attachment,home,absent presence
DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences
Research Centres & Institutes > Institute for Policy Research
Research CentresCentre for Death and Society
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code53520

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