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Forbidden mourning: how COVID-19 threatens our collective memory

journal contribution
posted on 13.05.2020 by Giacomo Lichtner
This article reflects on a specific effect of the pandemic response: namely the impossibility of holding funerals. The article connects this especially grievous and emotional aspect to classical concepts of burial and the denial of burial, before arguing that the vulnerability of the elderly to Covi-19 poses an unprecedented threat to societies' collective memory.

History

Preferred citation

Lichtner, G. (n.d.). Forbidden mourning: how COVID-19 threatens our collective memory. Overland.

Journal title

Overland

Publisher

S. Murray-Smith

Publication status

Published

Contribution type

Article

Online publication date

23/03/2020

ISSN

0030-7416

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