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Maddrell, A. (2020) Deathscapes. In: International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Elsevier, pp. 167-172.

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Traditionally, deathscapes have been associated with the landscapes and necrogeographies of death, bodily disposition, and memorialization. In its broader and more contemporary application, the concept of deathscapes at builds on Lefebvrian notions of spatiality and Appadurai's “scapes,” as well as emotional–affective and embodied geographies to frame the dynamic historically, spatially, and culturally inflected assemblage of material and nonmaterial factors that shape, represent, locate, and contextualize dying, death, mourning, and remembrance. Deathscapes are therefore analytically attentive to: i) the interleaving of representation, practice, meaning, and experience in and through material, embodied-psychological, and virtual spaces, including digital spaces, communities based on shared experience, and the spatiality of beliefs; ii) individual and relational shared experience; iii) place–time dynamics; iv) the politics of situated spaces and practices associated with death and remembrance; and v) the role of intersectional class, gender, race–ethnicity, religion, and other forms of diversity.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Geography and Environmental Science
ID Code:88137

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