YouTube and bereavement vlogging: Emotional exchange between strangers

  title={YouTube and bereavement vlogging: Emotional exchange between strangers},
  author={M. Gibson},
  journal={Journal of Sociology},
  pages={631 - 645}
  • M. Gibson
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Sociology
Through a qualitative study of YouTube bereavement vlogs and posts by young people about parental death, this article examines the rise and significance of intimate mourning between strangers. An unexpected finding of this research has been the speed with which young people create vlogs or post messages of their bereavement; very often within hours of a death. The question of time in relation to bereavement grief is thus a feature of this article’s analysis. The article argues that YouTube… Expand

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