No place, new places: death and its rituals in urban Asia.

@article{Kong2012NoPN,
  title={No place, new places: death and its rituals in urban Asia.},
  author={Lily Kong},
  journal={Urban studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={
          415-33
        }
}
In many land-scarce Asian cities, planning agencies have sought to reduce space for the dead to release land for the living, encouraging conversion from burial to cremation over several decades. This has caused secular principles privileging efficient land use to conflict with symbolic values invested in burial spaces. Over time, not only has cremation become more accepted, even columbaria have become overcrowded, and new forms of burials (sea and woodland burials) have emerged. As burial… CONTINUE READING

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