Spontaneous Shrines

"We who build shrines and construct public altars or parade with photographs of the deceased will not allow you to write off victims as regrettable statistics…They are, I believe, the voice of the people." –Jack Santino

Bookshelf

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Santino, Jack, ed. Spontaneous Shrines and the Public Memorialization of Death. Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. ISBN-13: 9781403968883

Doss, Erika.  Memorial Mania.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. ISBN-13: 9780226159386

Chidester, David and Edward T. Linenthal, ed. American Sacred Space. Indiana University Press, 1995. ISBN-13: 9780253210067

Fingarette, Herbert.  Confucius: The Secular as Sacred.  Waveland Press, 1998.  ISBN-13: 9781577660101

Doss, Erika.  The Emotional Life of Contemporary Public Memorials: Towards a Theory of Temporary Memorials.  Amsterdam University Press, 2008.  ISBN-13: 9789089640185

Garces-Foley, Kathleen, ed.  Death and Religion in a Changing World.  Sharpe, M.E. Inc, 2005.  ISBN-13: 9780765612229

Ryden, Kent C.  Mapping the Invisible Landscape: Folklore, Writing, and the Sense of Place.  University of Iowa Press, 1993.  ISBN-13: 9780877454144

Everett, Holly.  Roadside Crosses in Contemporary Memorial Culture.  University of North Texas Press, 2002.  ISBN-13: 9781574411508

Schama, Simon.  Landscape and Memory.  Vintage Books, 1996.  ISBN-13: 9780679735120

Margry, Peter Jan and Cristina Sanchez-Carretero.  Grassroots Memorials: The Politics of Memorializing Traumatic Death.  Berghahn Books, 2011.  ISBN-13: 9780857451897

Maddrell, Avril and James D. Sidaway (eds.).  Deathscapes: Spaces for Death, Dying, Mourning and Remembrance.  Ashgate Publishing, 2010.  ISBN-13: 9780754679752

Kear, Adrian and Deborah Lynn Steinberg (eds.).  Mourning Diana: Nation, Culture, and the Performance of Grief.  Taylor and Francis, Ltd, 1999.  ISBN-13: 9780415193931

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