Abu-Rabia, A. & Khalil, N. 2012

‘Mourning Palestine: death and grief rituals’, Anthropology of the Middle East, 7:2, 1-18.

Bertschinge, D. 2020

Looking for Jenny & Co.: the image as practice for a feminist imaginary’, in M-T. Mäder, A. Saviello & B. Scolari (eds) Highgate Cemetery: Image Practices in Past and Present, ebooks, Nomos, 93-120.

Cannon, A. 2005

‘Gender, agency and mortuary fashion’ in G.Rakita, J. Buikstra, L. Beck & S. Williams (eds) Interacting with the Dead: Perspectives on Mortuary Archaeology for the New Millenium, Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 99-120.

Clark, A., Johnson, A. & Matthews, D. 2019

‘The gendered language of gravestones: a comparative study of central and northern Appalachian cemeteries’ in S.Brunn & R. Kehrein (eds) Handbook of the Changing World Language Map, Springer, 1839-1851.

Goggin, M.& Tobin, B. (eds) 2013

Women and the Material Culture of Death, Farnham: Ashgate.

Iwen, M. 2013

‘Reading material cuture: British women’s position and the death tradition in the long eighteenth century’, in M. Goggin & B.Tobin (eds) Women and the Material Culture of Death, Farnham: Ashgate.


Jonker, G. 1997

‘Death, gender and memory: remembering loss and burial as a migrant’, in D. Field, J. Hockey & N. Small (eds) Death, Gender and Ethnicity, London: Routledge, 187-201.

Murray, L. 1997

The weeping widow: the gendered spatial demarcation of cemeteries’, in L. Finch & C. McConville (eds) Images of the Urban: Conference Proceedings, Sunshine Coast: Sunshine Coast University College and International Australian Studies Association, 61-65.

Pavka, E. 2017

‘From the closet to the grave: architecture, sexuality and Mount Royal Cemetery’, Field: A Free Journal for Architecture, 7:1, 175-190.

Pruitt, A-S. 2018

‘Redoing gender: how women in the funeral industry use essentialism for equality’, Gender, Work & Organization 25:2, 144-158.


Robinson, K. & Jackson, A. 2023

‘Cemeteries and community: foregrounding Black women’s labour and leadership in sacred rite remembrance practices’, in K. Fletcher & A. Towle (eds) Grave History: Death, Race and Gender in Southern Cemeteries, Athens: University of Georgia Press, 231-252.

Sarris, M. 1995

‘Death, gender and social change in Greek Society’, Journal of Mediterranean Studies 5:1, 14-32.

Shih, F-L. 2010

Chinese “bad death” practices in Taiwan: maidens and modernity’, Mortality, 15:2, 122-137.

Zulueta, M. 2016

‘When death becomes her question: death, identity and perceptions of home among Okinawan women return migrants’, Mortality, 21:1, 52-70.


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