The process of military death notification is designed to explain the interactions between next-of-kin notifiers (NOKN) and the people that are being notified. This paper focuses upon a dramaturgical analysis of the notification process. Specifically, the use of props and the performances of the actors within this setting will be discussed in hopes of explaining the organizational constraints placed upon the notifiers, and to explain the patterned expectations and anticipations of the notifiers.

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