The Newsletter 63 Spring 2013

More on Singapore's Bukit Brown

Ian Leonard Cook

There is pressure world-wide concerning how societies, and nation states more specifically, manage their dead. On the one hand, there is the practical consideration of body disposal at the time of death. On the other, there are social and cultural considerations that link to beliefs and identities and which are important for social stability and cultural sustainability within and across communities. Such value systems are under threat because of the infrastructural and spatial needs of growing populations, particularly in urban spaces.

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