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The final trip: post-mortal mobility in Sweden
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History.
2012 (English)In: Mortality, ISSN 1357-6275, E-ISSN 1469-9885, Vol. 17, no 3, 256-275 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In contemporary migration and mobility research, the main focus is on humans when theyare alive, which of course is no surprise. This study, however, focuses on the mobility of the deceased, orpost-mortal mobility, arguing that this type of mobility has relevance in offering deeper knowledge about individuals' attachment to different places. Further, it is argued that this type of mobility may also have an impact on the mobility of survivors, linking individuals through history, a perspective not addressed in previous research. This study maps and measures the magnitude of post-mortal mobility in Sweden and explains some of the driving forces behind the geographical patterns observed. The data used in this study has been retrieved from the register on all burials conducted in Sweden according to the protocol of the Church of Sweden during 2010 together with micro-data on migration patterns and second-homeownership.

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London: Routledge, 2012. Vol. 17, no 3, 256-275 p.
Keyword [en]
burial, mobility, migration, necro-geography, place attachment
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Human Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-57331DOI: 10.1080/13576275.2012.699227OAI: diva2:540971
Available from: 2012-07-12 Created: 2012-07-12 Last updated: 2016-08-29Bibliographically approved

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