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Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Sociology & social sciences
Arts & humanities : Art & art history
Arts & humanities : Religion & theology
Migration and Inclusive Societies
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/44124
Co-Creating Ritual Spaces and Communities: An Analysis of Municipial Cemetery Tongerseweg, Maastricht, 1812-2020
English
Jedan, Christoph [University of Groningen > Department of Christianity and the History of Ideas]
Kmec, Sonja mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) >]
Kolnberger, Thomas mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) >]
Venbrux, Eric [Radbound University, Nijmegen > Center for Thanatology/Department of Comparative Religion]
Westendorp, Mariske [University of Groningen > Department of Christianity and the History of Ideas]
2020
Religions
MDPI AG
11
9
Exploring Ritual Fields Today
435
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
2077-1444
Switzerland
[en] ritual dynamics ; space ; boundaries ; religious groups ; minority groups ; pluralization ; cocreation
[en] Cemeteries have been viewed in opposed ways as ritual spaces that either mirror society or present an idealized model of society. In this article, we propose an analysis of cemeteries as ritual spaces, focused on the case study of municipal cemetery Tongerseweg in Maastricht, among the most important monumental cemeteries still in active use in The Netherlands today. Drawing on historical as well as interview material, spatial and ritual studies, the authors argue for a new “Arena Model” to understand cemeteries as dynamic ritual spaces. Cemeteries do not only form an ensemble of ritual spaces that are reliant on pre-existing communities, they also evoke, produce and maintain communities. Codeterminants are the physical layout and a wide range of ritual markers that variously underscore, mitigate or even contradict the communities created by the spatial layout. Important actors pertain to municipal politics and administration as well as the users, their respective allies and service providers. The article further analyses the wide range of competing values that help to shape a cycle of cocreating plural ritual spaces as well as communities
RIP
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/44124
10.3390/rel11090435
https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/11/9/435
https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11090435
FnR ; FNR8333105 > Sonja Kmec > R.I.P. > Material Culture and Spaces of Remembrance. A Study of Cemeteries in Luxembourg in the Context of the Greater Region > 01/08/2015 > 31/07/2018 > 2014

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