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Forbidden mourning: how COVID-19 threatens our collective memory
journal contributionposted on 13.05.2020, 00:01 authored by Giacomo LichtnerGiacomo 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.