Kate Woodthorpe on Radio 4’s ‘Thinking Allowed’

Kate Woodthorpe, one of the contributors to the book Deathscapes: Spaces for Death, Dying, Mourning and Remembrance, was on ‘Thinking Allowed’ yesterday, talking about the taboo of the body in the cemetery. You can listen to the programme on the Radio 4 Thinking Allowed web pages.

Deathscapes

Deathscapes: Spaces for Death, Dying, Mourning and Remembrance is edited by Avril Maddrell and James D. Sidaway.

Bringing together geographers, sociologists, anthropologists, cultural studies academics and historians among others, the book focuses on the relationships between space/place and death/ bereavement in ‘western’ societies.

Addressing three broad themes: the place of death; the place of final disposition; and spaces of remembrance and representation, the chapters reflect a variety of scales ranging from the mapping of bereavement on the individual or in private domestic space, through to sites of accident, battle, burial, cremation and remembrance in public space.

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