Contemporary practices: Denmark

Gotved, S. 2015

‘Privacy with public access: digital memorials on quick response codes’, Information, Communication & Society 18:3, 269-280.

Kjærsgaard Markussen, A. 2014

“Finding consolation on churchyards in Lutheran Denmark”Nederlands Theologisch Tijdschrift, 68:1-2, 101-119.

Kjærsgaard Markussen, A. 2013

“Kirkegården som religiøst rum”. Kirkegårdskultur, pp. 64-70.

Kjærsgaard, A. 2017

Funerary Culture and the Limits of Secularisation in Denmark, LIT Verlag Zürich.

Neilsen, H. 2014

‘Det sidste hvilested: om tilhørsfordhold og identitetsdannelse blandt muslimer I Danmark’, Kulturstudier, 5:1, 6-30.

Nielsen, M. 2022

‘Making the cemetery work – the role of cemetery staff in grave plot choice’, Mortality, 27:3, 369-382.

Singh, R. 2015

‘Modes of processing the dead: ethnography of crematoria’, Society and Culture in South Asia, 1:1, 33-55.

Sørensen, T. 2009

‘The presence of the dead: cemeteries, cremation and the staging of non-place’, Journal of Social Archaeology, 9, 1, 111-135.

Sørensen, T. 2010

‘A saturated void: anticipating and preparing presence in contemporary Danish cemetery culture’, in M. Bille, F. Hastrup & T. Sørensen (eds) An Anthropology of Absence: Materializions of Transcendence and Loss, Springer, 115-30.

Sørensen, T. 2011

‘Sweet dreams: biographical blanks and the commemoration of children’, Mortality, 16:2, 161-175.

Sørensen, T. & M. Bille 2008

‘Flames of transformation: the role of fire in cremation practices’, World Archaeology, 40:2, 253-267.


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