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      Covid-19, the Second World War, and the Idea of Britishness 

      Disrupting the Rituals of Grief: Conflict, Covid-19 and the Fracturing of Funerary Tradition

      Peter Lang
      Covid-19, Second World War, state intervention, funerary tradition, memorialisation

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          This chapter considers the disruption of the funerary ritual during the Covid-19 pandemic and reflects on the connections between these disruptions and state intervention in funerary practice during the Second World War. Through an analysis of how such intervention has occurred, and the language of sacrifice that has been evoked in both instances, it will be suggested that the fracturing of the formal rituals of death and commemoration has not only led to complicated grief amongst individuals, but that it could also result in long-term societal trauma.

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                9781789979800
                30 August 2021
                10.3726/b17562
                © Peter Lang Group AG 2021
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                Pages: 354,
                Contributors
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                : 217
                10.3726/9781789979800.003.0010

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