Advanced search options

Advanced Search Options 🞨

Browse by author name (“Author name starts with…”).

Find ETDs with:

in
/  
in
/  
in
/  
in

Written in Published in Earliest date Latest date

Sorted by

Results per page:

You searched for id:"handle:1773/43454". One record found.

Search Limiters

Last 2 Years | English Only

No search limiters apply to these results.

▼ Search Limiters


University of Washington

1. Nolan, Daniel Andrew. Souvenirs and Travel Guides: The Cognitive Sociology of Grieving Public Figures.

Degree: 2019, University of Washington

The deaths of public figures can produce a variety of emotional reactions. While bereavement research has explored mourning family or close friends, this literature does little to address the experience of grief for public figures. Similarly, research on how people relate to public figures provides an incomplete picture of the symbolic associations people can form with those figures. This study relies on interviews with individuals who had a memorable reaction to the death of a public figure to explore how these individuals related to that figure. Results suggest two ideal type reactions: Grief, characterized by disruption and sharp pain, and Melancholy, characterized by distraction and dull ache. Respondents reported symbolic associations between the figure and some meaning they had incorporated into their cognitive framework. I argue that emotional reactions to the death of a public figure are an affective signal of disruption to the individual’s cognitive functioning caused by the loss of meaning maintained by the figure. The key difference in kind and intensity of reaction is related to the cognitive salience of the lost meaning. This research highlights how individuals use internalized cultural objects in their sense-making process. More broadly, by revealing symbolically meaningful relationships that shape cognitive frameworks, this analysis offers cognitive sociological insights into research about the function of role models, collective memories, and other cultural objects on the individual’s understanding of their world. Advisors/Committee Members: Quinn, Sarah (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: cognitive sociology; cultural sociology; grief; perception and cognition; public figures; Social psychology; Sociology

Record DetailsSimilar RecordsGoogle PlusoneFacebookTwitterCiteULikeMendeleyreddit

APA · Chicago · MLA · Vancouver · CSE | Export to Zotero / EndNote / Reference Manager

APA (6th Edition):

Nolan, D. A. (2019). Souvenirs and Travel Guides: The Cognitive Sociology of Grieving Public Figures. (Thesis). University of Washington. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1773/43454

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Nolan, Daniel Andrew. “Souvenirs and Travel Guides: The Cognitive Sociology of Grieving Public Figures.” 2019. Thesis, University of Washington. Accessed March 20, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1773/43454.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Nolan, Daniel Andrew. “Souvenirs and Travel Guides: The Cognitive Sociology of Grieving Public Figures.” 2019. Web. 20 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Nolan DA. Souvenirs and Travel Guides: The Cognitive Sociology of Grieving Public Figures. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Washington; 2019. [cited 2019 Mar 20]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1773/43454.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Nolan DA. Souvenirs and Travel Guides: The Cognitive Sociology of Grieving Public Figures. [Thesis]. University of Washington; 2019. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1773/43454

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

.