Living loss: an exploration of the internal space of liminality Kelly, Angela en_US 2021-11-25T15:11:52Z 2021-11-25T15:11:52Z 2008 en_US
dc.description.abstract While the structure of liminality is well documented, the literature on the social and emotional landscape of liminality is less so. In order to illustrate this social and emotional space I examine the experiences of loss and grief associated with AIDS dementia. I propose living loss as an emotional discourse in order to understand the social and emotional space in which people live not with loss but ¿in¿ loss. This loss is experienced in a liminal state of uncertainty, of provisionality, of knowing precisely when and if a loss will be resolved. In this article I ethnographically detail two aspects of living loss, death and dying and hope, which detail informants' thoughts of death, experiences of living and dying, and finally their hope of death. While the narratives in this article are death driven to the extent that they are about death and dying, living loss (and thus these narratives) is not driven by death in the same way. In the context of living loss, loss is seen in a wider context than that of a death event and a privatized individual psychological experience; rather the experience was social and constituted part of liminality. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1357-6275 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other AIDS dementia en_US
dc.subject.other death en_US
dc.subject.other emotion en_US
dc.subject.other grief en_US
dc.subject.other liminality en_US
dc.subject.other living loss en_US
dc.subject.other auto-ethnography en_US
dc.title Living loss: an exploration of the internal space of liminality en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
dcterms.accessRights metadata only access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Mortality en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 335-350 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 13 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Kelly, Angela, National Centre in HIV Social Research, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Centre for Social Research in Health *
Resource type