Title: 'Dead society' in a 'cemetery city': the transformation of burial rites in Kinshasa
Authors: De Boeck, Filip
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Host Document: Heterotopia and the city: public space in a postcivil society. pages:297-308
Article number: 7
Abstract: Heterotopia, literally meaning 'other places', is a rich concept in urban design that describes a world off-center with respect to normal or everyday spaces, one that possesses multiple or fragmented or even incompatible meanings. The term has had an impact on architectural and urban theory since it was coined by Foucault in the late 1960s but has remained a source of confusion and debate since.'Heterotopia and the city'seeks to clarify this concept and investigates the heterotopias which exists throughout our contemporary world: in museums, theme parks, malls, holiday resorts, gated communities, wellness hotels and festival markets.
ISBN: 0-415-42288-4
VABB publication type: VABB-4
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IHb
Appears in Collections:Institute for Anthropological Research in Africa

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