Identity: Racial

Barrett, R. 1993

‘Psychocultural influences on African American attitudes towards death, dying and funeral rites’, in J. Morgan (ed.) Personal Care in an Impersonal World: A Mulitdimensional Look at Bereavement, London: Routledge, 213-230.

Buchanan, T. & Gabriel, P. 2015

Race differences in acceptance of cremation: religion, Durkheim, and death in the African American community’, Social Compass, 62:1, 22-42.

Graham, S. 2015

‘The plantation community cemetery: reading black and white relationships in the landscape’, Markers, 30, 68-91.

Lowry, D. 2004

‘“The granite of the ancient north”: race, nation and empire at Cecil Rhodes’ mountain mausoleum and Rhodes House, Oxford’ in R. Wrigley & M. Craske (eds) Pantheons: Transformations of a Monumental Idea, Aldershot: Ashgate, 193-220.

Rainville, L. 2008

‘Social memory and plantation burial grounds, a Virginian example’, African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter, 11:1, Article 5.

Rainville, L. 2009

‘Home at last: mortuary commemoration in Virginian slave cemeteries’, Markers 26, 54-83.


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