S-Space College of Social Sciences (사회과학대학) Dept. of Anthropology (인류학과) Korean Anthropology Review Korean Anthropology Review Vol.1 No.1 (2017)
Spatial Constructions of Tombs and Arrangements of Social Relationships
- Park, Song-Yong
- Issue Date
- Korean Anthropology Review, Vol.1 No.1, pp. 19-44
- This article was originally published in 2002 in 『비교문화연구』 [Cross-cultural studies] 8(1): 29-60; Translated into English by Ben Jackson.
- Tombs are social spaces that manifest relationships between the dead and the living and construct social order. As eternal resting places for the dead, they are also both burial spaces and cultural spaces that teach and transmit the social status, reputation, and family traditions of illustrious ancestors. In this sense, tombs are not simply physical spaces holding human remains but structural manifestations of the communal relationships surrounding the living and the deceased. They also create cultural identity for the deceased through historical memory.