• Everytime We Type Goodbye: Heartbreak American-Style

    Author(s):
    Ilana Gershon (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    American studies, Cultural anthropology, Digital media
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    #heartbreak, #romance, #American culture, #conflict resolution
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M63N3R
    Abstract:
    Both undergraduates and older adults would tell me about relationships that included breakups that didn’t take, relationships filled with cycles of fighting, ending a relationship and then getting back together over and over again. This would turn the end of a relationship into somewhat of a mystery, and the stories told became detective stories of a sort. In telling their breakup stories, people were piecing together a series of ambiguous and unclear conversations into an overarching narrative that revealed that a breakup had happened. And for Americans, often the medium becomes an essential clue in this unraveling.
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    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    4 months ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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