Death rituals in ethnic and cultural mix of urban environment

Landuzzi, Carla; Centro Di Studi Sociali IPSSER (Istituto Petroniano Di Studi Sociali Dell’Emilia-Romagna)
This paper focuses on funeral ceremonies in the multiethnic and multicultural urban society. Western cities display a variety of funeral rituals through a different usage of space and time. Some of them have such a considerable spatial impact that the completeness of the ceremony itself is threatened. From the perspective of time, on the other hand, some funeral rituals result remarkably demanding, with a notable duration. As a consequence, various ethnic communities experience some adaptations...