“It’s your loss”: Making loss one’s own through blog narrative practices

Karkar, Alexander J. and Burke, Lisa M. 2020, “It’s your loss”: Making loss one’s own through blog narrative practices, Death Studies, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 210-222, doi: 10.1080/07481187.2018.1531087.

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Title “It’s your loss”: Making loss one’s own through blog narrative practices
Author(s) Karkar, Alexander J.
Burke, Lisa M.ORCID iD for Burke, Lisa M. orcid.org/0000-0002-7836-2912
Journal name Death Studies
Volume number 44
Issue number 4
Start page 210
End page 222
Total pages 13
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date 2020-04-02
ISSN 0748-1187
Summary This study investigated whether the 30 prompted categories of Gillies, Neimeyer, and Milman’s (2014) Meaning of Loss Codebook (MLC) emerged in the unprompted and naturalistic blogs of four grieving widows. Furthermore, the study aimed to examine how such meanings emerged through each participant’s processes of narrativization. Results showed that 26 of 30 MLC meanings emerged over 582 posts. Furthermore, in blogs demonstrating continued bonds with the deceased, MLC meanings formed networks integrated within narrative pathways. Conversely, in cases where severing ties were formulated as a condition of “moving on,” meanings appeared in isolation of narrative and complications in narrativization were evident.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/07481187.2018.1531087
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 1701 Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2018, Taylor & Francis Group
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30133727

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