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Perspectivas de la comunicación

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Abstract

MAZZETTI LATINI, Carolina. BETWEEN HUMOUR AND TABOO. DEATH IN THE COMMUNICATIONAL PLOT. Perspect. comun. [online]. 2021, vol.14, n.2, pp.95-125. ISSN 0718-4867.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48672021000200095.

Death as a topic of conversation in communication acquires diverse forms through different mechanisms of opening and closing the dialogue, where the deployment of personal and interpersonal resources plays a notable role as an articulator of the encounters. In the following, we offer some records about the characteristics of its presence from the discursive point of view. The main objective of the study was to address the social imaginaries of death, paying special attention to the experiences of elderly people in the city of Córdoba, Argentina. The data collected is derived from the following question: what features of inclusion/exclusion are involved in the maintenance or abandonment of conversations about death among older people? The question stems from qualitative research based on the analysis of experiences from an interpretative biographical framework. The recovery of different accounts of conversational situations in the flow of everyday life in which death, or the dead, are mentioned, reveals the sense of humour and the taboo on death as two emerging forms of linguistic exchanges.

Keywords : death; communication; dialogue; elderly people.

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