A Reasonable Grief - discursive constructions of grief in a public conversation on raising the shipwrecked M/MS Estonia

@inproceedings{Reimers2003ARG,
  title={A Reasonable Grief - discursive constructions of grief in a public conversation on raising the shipwrecked M/MS Estonia},
  author={Eva Reimers},
  year={2003}
}
The paper employs a debate in Swedish newspapers regarding the fate of the corpses from the shipwrecked M/S (motor-ship) Estonia as a case study, in order to demonstrate how different discourses on grief construct a normative way of mourning. The theoretical vantage point is a discursive perspective on grief where different discourses are regarded as resources and limitations for how to express and make sense of bereavement. It maintains that what are to be considered as normal or deviant are… CONTINUE READING