"We do have space in Lausanne. We have a large cemetery": The non-controversy of a non-existent Muslim burial ground

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serval:BIB_49F97F503EC6
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
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Publications
Institution
Titre
"We do have space in Lausanne. We have a large cemetery": The non-controversy of a non-existent Muslim burial ground
Périodique
Social and Cultural Geography
Auteur(s)
Matthey Laurent, Felli Romain, Mager Christophe
ISSN
1464-9365
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
04/2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
14
Numéro
4
Pages
428-445
Langue
anglais
Résumé
In the context of the administration of spaces assigned by municipalities for the burial of the dead, this article provides a critical analysis of the techniques for the governance of political collectives of citizens implemented by public authorities. More broadly, this article shows how funerary practices (i.e. the social practices surrounding death-the rituals, the legislation, etc.) can be used to develop a critical reading of the social relations that structure the social production of space. To this end, the authors use the conceptual tools provided by critical legal geography to explore the controversy surrounding the development of a 'carré confessionnel' (denominational area) within the Bois-de-Vaux Cemetery in Lausanne, Switzerland. Here, a focus on the techniques that allow 'nomosphere' technicians to convene a subset of the citizens within the public space reveals the administration of cemeteries as a means of governance, a method for mobilising bodies and a paradoxical means of managing flux.
Mots-clé
death, funerary practices, cemetery, citizenship, governmentality, urban governance, nomosphere, Switzerland
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20/08/2012 9:52
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20/08/2019 14:57
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