Cultural studies on death and dying in Scandinavia av Anders Gustavsson
Death has comprised a major theme in the author's cultural science research during the first decade of the present century.
Anders Gustavsson has presented a variety of different partial results at international conferences and symposia arranged by ISFNR (The International Society for folk Narrative Research),SIEF (The Society International of Ethnology and Folklore) and NNT (Nordic Network of Thanatology).
Acting upon the advice of foreign colleagues, he has now assembled these partial results for publication in English. This is done in order to give an international circle of readers an opportunity to acquaint themselves, in a single volume, with the research he has conducted in Scandinavia in the past decade. One field of study concerns the symbols found on gravestones in Norway and Sweden in the 1990s. Memorial sites on the Internet are a new form for expressing grief and for remembering deceased relatives and friends. Such memorial sites are also set up for dead pets.