Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age

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Moreman C. M., Lewis A. D. (2014). Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age. Praeger

This fascinating work explores the meaning of death in the digital age, showing readers the new ways digital technology allows humans to approach, prepare for, and handle their ultimate destiny.

• Explains how new technologies and online accessibility are changing human attitudes to death and dying―and impacting the ways in which people live

• Explores the afterlife experience as it can play out in a variety of digital media, including Facebook and other social media, World of Warcraft and video games, YouTube and other video services, and Internet memorials

• Analyzes the myriad ways encounters with death and dying and the capacity for mourning are mediated by new technologies

• Places death and dying in the digital age in historical perspective, showing how beliefs about and approaches to death and dying have changed constantly over time