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dc.contributor.authorGibson, Margareten_US
dc.contributor.editorDr. Glennys Howarth, Rev. Peter C Juppen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T12:54:26Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T12:54:26Z
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.date.modified2008-02-14T08:11:32Z
dc.identifier.issn1469-9885en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/16688
dc.description.abstractThrough psychoanalytical concepts, interview research and biographical text, this paper discusses the importance of objects in the lives of the bereaved. D. W. Winnicott's concept of the transitional object is used to analyse grief work through objects. Like the transitional objects of childhood, the bereaved often mourn through intimate things belonging to the now deceased. It is not just the experience and process of grief that transitions with and through objects, but objects too transition in terms of their status, value and meaning. Objects once intensely used in grieving are often experienced ambivalently later on. As concrete symbolic material, objects orient in time and space the often disorientating and displacing experiences of grief. This paper makes a temporal and category distinction between objects incorporated in the work of mourning and objects that, with time and distance, become the remembered objects of mourning. Melancholy objects are conceptualized as the memorialized objects of mourning.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeOxfordshire, UKen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom285en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto299en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMortalityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume9en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode370199en_US
dc.titleMelancholy Objectsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2004
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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