Together or Apart? Some questions raised by the broadcasting of funeral services during the Covid-19 pandemic
|Title:||Together or Apart? Some questions raised by the broadcasting of funeral services during the Covid-19 pandemic||Authors:||Pallaro, Sophia Martina; Flores, Rubén; Holme, Ingrid||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/12447||Date:||3-Aug-2021||Online since:||2021-08-30T15:07:43Z||Abstract:||On January 2021 a thousand people watched a funeral Mass streamed live on University College Dublin’s YouTube channel: the funeral Mass of "Old man Belfield", an intensely private individual who lived on the campus of Ireland's largest university for over 30 years, rarely speaking to anyone. This piece takes this, and similar events, as a starting point to explore how new online media forms may impact the representation of social life while simultaneously affording new forms of social connections and disconnections. Although questions about the role of media platforms like YouTube in everyday life are not new – is YouTube the new television? (Ha, 2018) – Covid-19 has amplified their significance. Our focus is on Ireland, but we believe the issues raised here are of wider relevance.||Funding Details:||Health Research Board||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Sociological Review Foundation||Journal:||The Sociological Review Magazine||Volume:||August 2021||Copyright (published version):||2021 the Authors||Keywords:||Online funerals; Communal events; COVID-19; Coronavirus||DOI:||10.51428/tsr.xhtd3453||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed||ISSN:||2754-1371||This item is made available under a Creative Commons License:||https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/|
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