Grief and the Separation of Home and Work

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Abstract

The division of labor, together with modern transport systems and certain cultural practices, enables the separation of home and work. This creates a setting for mourning very different from pre-urban societies. Three bereavement theories (reminder theory, dual process oscillation theory, and the importance of groups in the construction of continuing bonds) provide tools for understanding the dynamics of grief when the mourner inhabits two separate worlds, those of home and work. The article sketches how this might illuminate a number of home-work scenarios.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)402-410
Number of pages9
JournalDeath Studies
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2009

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