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Urban Cemetery Animals

Petersson, Anna LU (2015) Heritage of Death: Landscapes, Sentiment and Practice
Abstract (Swedish)
This presentation investigates animals’ place in the contemporary human cemetery. It will do this by looking at what types of animals that are allowed to take place in the cemetery; both above and below the ground, physically as well as symbolically. The aim is to shine light on the various ways that animals are used and experienced in the cemetery, and to explore how this both reflects our changing attitudes to animals and our changing attitudes to death.
The presentation draws on material from the interdisciplinary research project CAMINE, investigating cemetery architecture, meaning making intentions and experiences at the Eastern Cemetery in Malmö. It also focuses on a case study from Limhamn cemetery, where a turtle pond has... (More)
This presentation investigates animals’ place in the contemporary human cemetery. It will do this by looking at what types of animals that are allowed to take place in the cemetery; both above and below the ground, physically as well as symbolically. The aim is to shine light on the various ways that animals are used and experienced in the cemetery, and to explore how this both reflects our changing attitudes to animals and our changing attitudes to death.
The presentation draws on material from the interdisciplinary research project CAMINE, investigating cemetery architecture, meaning making intentions and experiences at the Eastern Cemetery in Malmö. It also focuses on a case study from Limhamn cemetery, where a turtle pond has developed spontaneously. Of particular interest are the negotiations and conflicts that surround the shifting role of animals in death and bereavement, and how these are especially noticeable in the urban multicultural cemetery.
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  abstract     = {This presentation investigates animals’ place in the contemporary human cemetery. It will do this by looking at what types of animals that are allowed to take place in the cemetery; both above and below the ground, physically as well as symbolically. The aim is to shine light on the various ways that animals are used and experienced in the cemetery, and to explore how this both reflects our changing attitudes to animals and our changing attitudes to death.<br/>The presentation draws on material from the interdisciplinary research project CAMINE, investigating cemetery architecture, meaning making intentions and experiences at the Eastern Cemetery in Malmö. It also focuses on a case study from Limhamn cemetery, where a turtle pond has developed spontaneously. Of particular interest are the negotiations and conflicts that surround the shifting role of animals in death and bereavement, and how these are especially noticeable in the urban multicultural cemetery.<br/>},
  author       = {Petersson, Anna},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Urban Cemetery Animals},
  year         = {2015},
}