On the Deathly Construction of Society

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It was early spring in the year 2012 that a certain Ingibjörg Stefänsdöttir was interviewed on one of the television stations in Iceland. Ingibjörg1 is not a person of particular fame in Iceland. She is not a political leader, a sports hero or a celebrity say. Hers was not a name or a face that would be immediately recognised widely although as the interview went on, viewers were able to place her in a story they could remember.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Social Construction of Death
Subtitle of host publicationInterdisciplinary Perspectives
EditorsLeen Van Brussel, Nico Carpentier
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-39191-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-349-48313-6
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2014


  • death
  • mourning
  • memorials
  • melancholia
  • society
  • Iceland


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