Vallási szimbólumok használata a virtuális temetőkben

Gyöngyössy, Orsolya (2016) Vallási szimbólumok használata a virtuális temetőkben. In: Vallás és művészet. Károli Könyvek . Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem - L'Harmattan Kiadó, Budapest, pp. 490-504. ISBN 978 963 414 172 3


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Virtual burial, virtual cemeteries and rentable „quasi-resting places” on the Internet – as signs of a revolutionary new grief-culture which is based on Western European and American models -, appeared approximately ten years ago in Hungary (ca. 2005). These memorial websites (eg.; offer nothing else than the possibility to overcome distance and time; the users can express their loss without visiting the physical grave of the deceased. The only thing they have to do is to register on the site in order to create virtual graves, light virtual candles and place virtual flowers. This phenomenon is a perfect example of how the Internet could be a „servant” of sacral communication. But what about the traditional religious symbols concerning the end of life? How these symbols and symbolic representations (eg. rosary, death of Jesus, mourning Virgin Mary etc.) appear in virtual cemeteries? This kind of research helps us to outline tendencies, understand modern grief-culture and picture the surviving forms of traditional religious symbols.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > BL Religion / vallás
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation / földrajz, antropológia, kikapcsolódás > GR Folklore / etnológia, folklór, kulturális antropológia
Depositing User: Dr. Gyöngyössy Orsolya
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2016 13:19
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2016 13:19

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