Compromised sites: Destruction

Bollig, M. 1997

‘Contested places: graves and graveyards in Himba culture’, Anthropos: International Review of Ethnology and Linguistics, 92:1-3, 35-50.

Loh, K. 2012

History of the Dead, Heritage of the Living: Bukit Brown Cemetery in Singapore’, Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, 42.

Saltiel, L 2020

‘The destruction of Thessaloniki’s Jewish cemetery’, in T. Kruse, H. Faustmann & S. Rogge (eds) When the Cemetery Becomes Political – Dealing with the Religious Heritage in Multi-Ethnic Regions, Münster: Schriften des Instituts für Interdisziplinäre Zypern-Studien, 159.

Skosana. D. 2021

‘Grave matters: dispossession and the desecration of ancestral graves by mining corporations in South Africa’, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 40:1, 1-16.

Skosana. D. 2021

‘Mining, graves sites and dispossession in Mpumalanga’’, in W. Beinart, R. Kingwill & G. Capps (eds) Land, Law and Chiefs in Rural South Africa: Contested Histories and Current Struggles, Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 104-120.

Skosana. D. 2017

‘Protecting the dead: the South African National Heritage Resources Act in context’, in M. Christian Green, R. Hackett, L. Hansen & F. Venter (eds) Religious Pluralism, Heritage and Social Development, Stellenbosch: Sun MeDIA, 315-331.

Tan, S. & B. Yeo 2023

‘Between life, death and modernity at Bukit Brown Cemetery, Singapore’, in D. House & M. Westendorp with A. Maddrell (eds) New Perspectives on Urban Deathscapes: Continuity, Changes and Contestation, Northampton MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 42-61.

Vassilikou, M. 2000

‘The Jewish Cemetery of Salonika in the crossroads of urban modernisation and Anti-Semitism’, European Judaism, 33:1, 118-131.


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