Contemporary practices: Norway

Dalgren, C. & Hermanson, J. 2006

‘“Här ska min aska vila”. Nya plaster och riter för gravsättning ava ska på andra plaster än begravningsplats’, in C. Dalgren & J. Hermansson (eds) Studies in Sociology of Religion 6, Lund: Lunds universitet.

Fjell, T. 2020

‘The coffin, the urn and the ashes: conceptions of death’, Ethnologia Scandinavica, 50, 103-120.

Hadders, H. 2021

‘Hindu urn burial in Norway: an options for the future?’, Mortality, 28:1, 21-36.

Hadders, H. 2013

‘Cremation in Norway: regulation, changes and challenges’, Mortality, 18:2, 195-213.

Høeg, I. 2023

‘Solid and floating burial places. Ash disposal and the constituting of spaces of disposal’, Mortality, 28:1, 1-20.

Høeg, I. 2019

‘Religious practices in the framework of ash scattering and contact with the dead’ in P. Repstad (ed.) Political Religion, Everyday Religion: Sociological Trends, Brill, 67-83.

Høeg, I. 2023

‘Accommodation of ash scattering in contemporary Norwegian governance of death and religion/worldview’, Approaching Religion, 13:1, 54-72.


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