Anderson, K., Sielski, C., Miles, E. & Dunfee, A. 2011

‘Gardens of stone: searching for evidence of secularization and acceptance of death in grave inscriptions from 1900-2009’, OMEGA – Journal of Death and Dying, 64: 4, 359-71.

De Spiegeleer, C. 2019

‘Secularization and the modern history of funerary culture in Europe: conflict and market competition around death, burial and cremation’, Trajecta, 28:2, 169-201.

De Spiegeleer, C. 2017

‘Secularisation, anticlericalism and funerary culture in Late Modern Europe’, Revue Belge de Philologie et d’Histoire / Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Filologie en Geschiedenis, 95:4, 835-47.

De Spiegeleer, C. & Tyssens, J. 2017

‘Secularizing funerary culture in nineteenth-century Belgium: a product of political and religious controversy’, Death Studies, 41: 1, 14-21.

Ekerwald, H. 2019

‘Me and my dead body: death, secularism and simulteaneity’, in T. Holmberg, A. Johnsson & F. Palm (eds) Death Matters: Cultural Sociology of Mortal Life, Cham: Palgrave, 151-174.

Kerry, M. 2019

‘The bones of contention: the secularization of cemeteries and funerals in the Spanish Second Republic’, European History Quarterly, 49: 1, 73-95.

Kjærsgaard, A. 2019

‘Danish churchyards as consolationscapes’, in C. Jedan, A. Maddrell & E. Venbrux (eds) Consolationscapes in the Face of Loss: Grief and Consolation in Space and Time, London: Routledge, 110-126.

Kjærsgaard, A. 2017

Funerary Culture and the Limits of Secularisation in Denmark, LIT Verlag Zürich.

Kselman, T. 2003

‘The dechristianisation of death in modern France’, in H. McLeod & W. Ustorf (eds) The Decline of Christendom in Western Europe, 1750-2000, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 145-162.

Lilly, C. 2019

‘Communities of the dead: secularizing cemeteries in Communist Yugoslavia’, Slavonic and East European Review, 97:4, 676-710.

Morelli, A. 2008

‘L’espace du cimetière et les cortèges d’enterrements comme enjeux de pouvoir entre laïques et catholiques (Belgique, xix-xx siècle), in A. Dierkens & A. Morelli (eds) Topographie de Sacré : L’Emprise Religieuse sur L’Espace, vol 18, 141-52.

Nešpor, Z. 2021

‘The Czech(oslovak) model? Secular last rites in Central Europe under the communists and beyond’, Mortality, 26:2, 144-156.

Nešporovà, O. & Tóth, H. 2021

‘Communist funeral reform in Central Europe (1948-1989). From religious to civil funerals in Czechoslovakia and Hungary’, OMEGA – Journal of Death and Dying, 87:2, 485-503.

Weber, U. 2021

‘Funeral reforms in Taiwan: insights on change from a discourse analytic perspective’, in Y. Berraine, A. Derks, A. Kreil & D. Lüddeckens (eds)  Approaches to Societies in Transformation How to Make Sense of Change, 257-276.


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