The Père-Lachaise Cemetery: Between Touristic Experience and Heterotopic Consumption

Alain Decrop, University of Namur, Belgium
Stéphanie Toussaint, Université Catholique de Louvain,Belgium
This videography offers an ethnographic analysis of the Père-Lachaise cemetery, a major tourist site of Paris. The film shows how the sacred and profane dimensions of consumption are entangled in the visiting experience through a series of symbolic behaviors and rituals that make the cemetery a heterotopia.


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