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‘Creative destruction: the shattering of the family graves system in Japan’, in N. Aveline-Dubach (ed.) Invisible Population: The Place of the Dead in East Asian Megacities, Plymouth: Lexington Books, 1-28.

Bertrand, R. 2006

‘Ici nous sommes réunis” : le tombeau de famille dans la France moderne et contemporaine‘, Rives Méditerranéennes, 24, 63-72.

Boret, S. 2014

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Buckham, S. 2003

‘Commemoration as an expression of personal relationships and group identities: a case study of York Cemetery’, Mortality, 8:2, 160-175.

Conway, H. 2003

‘Dead, but not buried: bodies, burial and family conflicts’, Legal Studies, 23:3, 423-452.

Gillis, J. 1997

A World of their Own Making: a History of Myth and Ritual in Family Life, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Holloway, M., Bailey, L., Dikomitis, L. & 6 others 2019

Remember Me. The Changing Face of Memorialisation: Final Report, Hull: University of Hull.

Houlbrooke, R. 1998

Death, Religion and the Family in England, 1480-1750, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Kawano, S. 2003

‘Finding common ground: family, gender and burial in contemporary Japan’, in J. Traphagan and J. Knight (eds) Demographic Change and the Family in Japan’s Ageing Society, Albany: State University of New York Press, 125-144.

Keller, S. 2016

‘Only love remains: straddling the real and the symbolic in the disposition of cremated remains between divorced couples’, Savannah Law Review, 3:1, 117-136.

Kete, M. 2000

Sentimental Collaborations: Mourning and Middle-Class Identity in Nineteenth-Century America, Durham NC: Duke University Press.

Murray, L. 1997

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Nwabueze, R. 2010

‘Securing widows’ sepulchral rights through the Nigerian constitution’, Havard Human Rights Journal, 23:1, 141-156.

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‘Mourning becomes eclectic: death of communal practice in a Greek cemetery’, American Ethnologist, 34:2, 387-402.

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‘Family relations in the light of Romanian funeral laws’, Law Review, 11:2, 69-82.

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‘Graves and families in Japan: continuity and change’, The History of the Family: An International Quarterly, 12:3, 1768-189.

Tarlow, S. 1999

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