Commemoration: Technologies

Alison, A. 2023

‘Mechanical grievability: urban graves for the solo dead in Japan’, in D. House & M. Westendorp with A. Maddrell (eds) New Perspectives on Urban Deathscapes: Continuity, Changes and Contestation, Northampton MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 145-161.

Cann, C. 2013

‘Tombstone technology: deathscapes in Asia, the UK and the US’, in C. Maciel & V. Carvalho Pereira (eds) Digital Legacy and Interaction: Post-Mortem Issues, 101-113.

Gotved, S. 2015

‘Privacy with public access: digital memorials on quick response codes’, Information, Communication & Society 18:3, 269-280.

Gould, H., Kohn, T. & Gibbs, M. 2019

‘Uploading the ancestors: experiments with digital Buddhist altars in contemporary Japan’, Death Studies 43:7, 456-465.


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