Margaret Gibson


Margaret Gibson is a cultural sociologist and academic at Griffith University. Her books include Objects of the Dead: Mourning and Memory in Everyday Life (MUP, 2008) and the recently co-authored Living and Dying in a Virtual World: Digital Kinships, Nostalgia, and Mourning in Second Life (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).


First life, second death

EssayIN 2011, AS a researcher interested in death and mourning, I decided to explore the now ‘mature’ virtual social world Second Life. It is a vast, online geography that replicates with astonishing detail extravagant real-world places such as New...

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