Sociology: Modernity

BayatRizi, Z. & Tehrani, R. 2017

‘The objective life of death in Tehran: a vanishing presence’, Mortality, 22:1, 15-32.

Laqueur, T. 2002

‘The places of the dead in modernity’, in C. Jones & D. Wahrman (eds) The Age of Cultural Revolutions: Britain and France, 1750-1820, Berkeley CA: University of California Press, 17-32.

Mellor, P. 1992

‘Death in high modernity: the contemporary presence and absence of death’, in D. Clark (ed.) The Sociology of Death, Oxford: Blackwell, 11-30.

Mellor, P. & Shilling, C. 1993

‘Modernity, self-identity and the sequestration of death’, Sociology, 27:3, 411-431.

Mokhov, S. & Sokolova, S. 2020

‘Broken infrastructure and soviet modernity: the funeral market in Russia’, Mortality, 25:2, 232-248.

Nash, G. 2000

‘Pomp and circumstances: archaeology, modernity and the corporatisation of death: early social and political Victorian attitudes towards burial practice’, in P. Graves-Brown (ed.) Matter, Materiality and Culture, London: Routledge, 124-142.

Outka, E. 2014

‘” Wood for the coffins ran out”: Modernism and the shadowed afterlife of the influenza pandemic’, Modernism/modernity, 21:4, 937-960.

Voekel, P. 2002

The Religious Origins of Modernity in Mexico: Alone Before God, Durham: Duke University Press.


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