Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

3-1999

Abstract

This paper reviews research on deathscapes, particularly by geographers in the last decade, and argues that many of the issues addressed reflect the concerns that have engaged cultural geographers during the same period. In particular, necrogeographical research reveals the relevance of deathscapes to theoretical arguments about the social constructedness of race, class, gender, nation and nature; the ideological underpinnings of landscapes, the contestation of space, the centrality of place and the multiplicity of meanings. This paper therefore highlights how the focus on one particular form of landscape reveals macro-cultural geographical research interests and trends.

Keywords

cultural geography, memory, social construction, Singapore

Discipline

Asian Studies | Human Geography | Sociology of Culture | Urban Studies

Research Areas

Humanities

Publication

Australian Geographical Studies

Volume

37

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

10

ISSN

0004-9190

Identifier

10.1111/1467-8470.00061

Publisher

Wiley

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1109/10.1111/1467-8470.00061

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