Afla, M. 2012

‘Susinability of urban cemeteries and the transformation of Malay burial practices in Kuala Lumpur metropolitan region’, World Academy of Science, Teaching and Technology, 71: 808-829.

Alison, A. 2023

‘Mechanical grievability: urban graves for the solo dead in Japan’, in D. House & M. Westendorp with A. Maddrell (eds) New Perspectives on Urban Deathscapes: Continuity, Changes and Contestation, Northampton MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 145-161.

Allam, Z. 2020

‘Urban and graveyard sprawl: the unsustainability of death’, in Z. Allam, Theology and Urban Sustainability, Chaim: Springer, 37-52.

Allam, Z. 2021

‘On the sustainability of graveyards in urban milieus’ in R. Brinkman (ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Global Sustainability, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan (online only)

Allam, Z. 2019

‘The city of the living or the dead: on the ethics and morality of land use for graves in a rapidly urbanised world’, Land Use Policy, 87, 104037.

Allison, A 2021

‘Automated graves: The precarity and prosthetics of caring for the dead in Japan’, International Journal of Cultural Studies, 24: 4, 622-636.

Ashton, J. 2019

‘Necropolis in crisis: housing the living is one thing, there is also a problem in housing the dead’, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 112: 7, 313-315

Chan, Y. 2019

‘Return to nature? Secularism and politics of death space in Hong Kong’, in Selin, H. & Rakoff, R. (eds) Death and Dying Across Cultures: Death and Dying in Non-Western Cultures, Switzerland: Springer Nature, 57-74.

Gould, H., Arnold, M, Dupleix, T. & Koln, T. 2023

Stood to rest’: reorientating necrogeographies for the 21st century’, Mortality, 28:1, 54-72.

Harrison, J. 1984

‘Grave problems’, Journal of Planning and Environment Law, February, 77-80.

Kawaguchi, Y. 2014

‘Traditional funerary rights facing urban explosion in Guangzhou’, in N. Aveline-Dubach (ed.) Invisible Population: The Place of the Dead in East Asian Megacities, Plymouth: Lexington Books, 123-137.

Klaufus, C. 2014

‘Deathscapes in Latin America’s metropolises: urban land use, funerary transformations, and daily inconveniences’, European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 96, 99-111.

Klaufus, C. 2015

“The dead are killing the living”: spatial justice, funerary services and cemetery land use in urban Colombia’, Habitat International, 30, 1-6.

O’Neill, K. 2012

‘There is no more room: cemeteries, personhood and bare death’, Ethnography, 13: 4, 510-530.

Reyes-Cortez, M. 2012

‘Living with the dead: cremating and reburying the dead in a megalopolis’, in N. Hinerman & J. Glahn (eds) The Presence of the Dead in Our Lives, Leiden: Brill, 139-164.

Spennemann, D. 1999

‘No room for the dead: burial practices in a constrained environment’, Anthropos, 94:1/3, 35-56.

Teather, E. 1998

‘High rise homes for ancestors: cremation in Hong Kong’, Geographic Review, 89, 409-30.

Teather, E., Rii, H. & Kim, E. 2001

‘Seoul’s deathscapes: incorporating tradition into modern time-space’, Environment and Planning A, 33, 1489-1506.

Van Steen, P. & Pellenbarg, P. 2006

‘Death and space in the Netherlands’, Tijdshrift voor Economische en Social Geographie, 97:5, 623-35.

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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