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. https://vimeo.com/41282999 Password: MinStoraDag2012
[ to cite ]:
Alain Decrop and Stéphanie Toussaint (2012) ,"The Père-Lachaise Cemetery: Between Touristic Experience and Heterotopic Consumption ", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 40, eds. Zeynep Gürhan-Canli, Cele Otnes, and Rui (Juliet) Zhu, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 1084-1084.