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Remembering, Witnessing, Bringing Closure: Srebrenica Burial Ceremonies on YouTube

  • Laura Huttunen
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies book series (PMMS)

Abstract

Katherine Verdery (1999) suggests that funerals always create an audience of mourners who recognize the dead and their significance. By the same token, they create and recreate communities around mourning. When funerals are circulated online, putative audiences multiply.

Keywords

Mass Grave Video Material Cultural Memory Short Clip Commemoration Practice 
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