Equality and rights

Felepchuk, W., Osman, M., & Keller, K. 2022

‘Even in death, we’re being denied our place as human beings’: geographic Islamophobia and Muslim cemeteries in the English-speaking West’, International Journal of Islamic Architecture, 11:1, 121-146.

Hunter, A. 2023

‘Minorities in, minorities out: cemeteries, religious diversity and the French body politic in contemporary and historical perspective’, in A. Maddrell, S. Kmec, T. Uteng, & M. Westendorp, (eds) Mobilities in Life and Death: Negotiating Room for Migrants and Minorities in European Cemeteries, Springer, 105-121.

Juss, S. 2013

‘Sikh cremations and the re-imagining of the clash of cultures’, Human Rights Quarterly, 35, 589-630.

Longoria, T. 2014

‘Are we all equal at death?: Death competence in municipal cemetery management’, Death Studies, 38:6, 355-364.

Manamperi, L. 2023

‘A critical human rights perspective on the Sri Lankan government’s forced cremation policy of COVID-19 deceased in the context of religious majoritarianism’, International Journal for Religious Freedom (IJRF), 16:1, 105-116.

Poynter, R. & McGuire, R. 1991

‘The archaeology of inequality: material culture, domination and resistence’, in R. Poynter and R. McGuire (eds) The Archaeology of Inequality, Oxford: Blackwell, 1-27.

Rugg, J. 2020

‘Social justice and cemetery systems’, Death Studies, 46:4, 861-874.

Rugg, J. 2016

‘Cost, choice and diversity: policy issues in burial and cremation in England’, in L. Foster & K. Woodthorpe (eds) Death and Social Policy in Challenging Times, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 91-109.


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