Continuing bonds in the age of social networking: Facebook as a modern-day medium

  title={Continuing bonds in the age of social networking: Facebook as a modern-day medium},
  author={Elaine Kasket},
  journal={Bereavement Care},
  pages={62 - 69}
  • E. Kasket
  • Published 1 July 2012
  • Sociology
  • Bereavement Care
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