Sociology: Heterotopia

Alimi, S. 2022

A Tale of two Cities: cemetery heterotopia and spatial relations in Lagos City’, OMEGA – Journal of Death and Dying, DOI

Benkel, T. (ed.) 2016

Die Zukunft des Todes: Heterotopiendes Lebensendes, Bielefeld: Verlag

Brossat, A. 2011

‘Habiter sans vivre: le cimetière comme hétérotopie’, Le Sujet dans la Cité, 2, 121-139.

Clements, P. 2017

‘Highgate Cemetery heterotopia: a creative counterpublic space’, Space and Culture, 20:4, 470-484.

Damjanov, K. 2013

‘Lunar cemetery: global heterotopia and the biopolitics of death’, Leonardo, 46, 159–162.

Danani, C. 2020

‘Image practices at Highgate past and present: introduction ’, in M-T. Mäder, A. Saviello & B. Scolari (eds) Highgate Cemetery: Image Practices in Past and Preseebooks, Nomos, 11-29

Foucault, M. trans J. Miskowiec 1986

Of other spaces’, Diacritics, 16:1, 22-27.

Foucault, M. trans R. Hurley 2000

Different spaces’ in J. Faubion (ed) Essential Works of Foucault, 1954-1984 vol 2: Aesthetics, Method and Epistemology, Harmondsworth: Penguin, 175-185.

Gandy, M. 2012

‘Queer ecology: nature, sexuality, and heterotopic alliances’, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 30:4, 727-747.

Kubiak, A. 2018

‘Civilised and wild heterotopia – the case of the Polish cemeteries’, Anthropological Researches and Studies, 8, 276-284.

Peters, M. 2021

‘Cemeteries of discourse: re-inhabiting a social arena’,in M. Boyd & R. Doonan (eds) Far from Equilibrium: An Archaeology of Energy, Life and Humanity, Oxford: Oxbow Books, 155-176.

Toussaint, S. & Decrop, A. 2013

‘The Père Lachaise Cemetery: between dark tourism and heterotopic consumption’ in L. White & E. Frew (eds) Dark Tourism and Place Identity: Managing and Interpreting Dark Places, London: Routledge, 13-27.

Wright, E. 2005

‘Rhetorical spaces in memorial places: the cemetery as a rhetorical memory place/space’, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 35:4, 51-81.


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