Document Type : Tarviji



2 PhD student of communication sciences

3 kourdestan university


Mourning the survivors of the deceased person helps to reconstruct the memories related to him in the collective minds on the one hand, And on the other hand, it helps them with the harsh reality of death in a more rational way so that they can endure the lack of experience and the loss of him and live a happier life. But during the period of Covid-19, with the spread of the phenomenon of virtual mourning, for many survivors, the issue of mourning became more complicated Social structures. During this period, issues such as saying goodbye without farewell, mourning without consolation, complicated mourning and many other issues were raised to point out the problematic nature of virtual mourning. The subject of the current research was to analyze the lived experience of the bereaved in virtual mourning. Interpretive phenomenology method was used to analyze the findings. In general, after analyzing the data Seven categories "liberation, sterile mourning, coexistence of traditional and virtual mourning, double loss, rupture of mourning, formal peace and connection with the deceased" were extracted.


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