The concluding chapter revisits our major themes and highlights next steps for exploring mobile-emotive practices and loss. We also seek to provide a set of propositions for future areas of study. We explore the limits of funeral decorum through understanding selfies at funerals, virtual veneration, and the challenges of a new kind of public mourning. We discuss further the crux of our book: how the personal nature of mobile devices positions them to uniquely play a role in bereavement. We examine digital legacies and the impact of the increasingly likelihood that we will be co-present at the moment of death for some, thanks to live mobile media broadcasting. We conclude with an analysis of shifting cultural understandings of death and imagine a mobile-emotive afterlife.
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