Maja Sawicka’s article “Searching for a Narrative of Loss. Interactional Ordering of Ambiguous Grief” conceptualizes the experience of grief arising from miscarriage/stillbirth as both culturally “disembedded”—not regulated by a coherent set of feeling and display rules, and interactionally “disenfranchised”—framed by the immediate social surrounding of the bereaved as illegitimate. Her article based on a content analysis of online discussion boards and interviews with the moderators of these lists has just been published on Early view of our journal. Members can download it HERE.
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