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Death in the peripheries: planning for minority ethnic groups beyond “the City”

Beebeejaun, Y. ORCID:, McClymont, K., Maddrell, A. ORCID:, Mathijssen, B. and McNally, D. (2021) Death in the peripheries: planning for minority ethnic groups beyond “the City”. Journal of Planning Education and Research. ISSN 1552-6577

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“Deathscapes” constitute a growing field of research, yet the topic remains widely neglected within urban planning. In this paper, we examine the adequacy of existing provision for death, remembrance, and the disposal of body remains for ethnic minority groups living in four British towns: Huddersfield, Newport, Northampton, and Swindon. We show how the needs of ethnic minority groups are routinely peripheralized through a lack of acknowledgment of diverse cultural and religious needs. The paper argues that the failure of contemporary planning policy and practice to address the intersections between death and ethnicity has contributed to ongoing forms of exclusion from the British society.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Geography and Environmental Science
ID Code:100571
Uncontrolled Keywords:Urban Studies, Development, Geography, Planning and Development
Additional Information:** From Crossref journal articles via Jisc Publications Router ** Journal IDs: pissn 0739-456X; eissn 1552-6577 ** History: issued 24-09-2021; published_online 24-09-2021
Publisher:SAGE Publications


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