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Hiding the Bodies: Geographic Repression in Higher Educational Space

Richardson, Tina (2019) Hiding the Bodies: Geographic Repression in Higher Educational Space. Space and Culture, 22 (4). pp. 460-473. ISSN 1206-3312

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This article critiques the way that universities have acquired and developed campus space since World War II. Prompted by the need to increase student entry, British universities grew exponentially, with a demand to expand the campus in order to provide more teaching space and student accommodation. This article looks at the side effects of this expansion by providing a case study that demonstrates that land acquisition can have a deleterious effect on local residents. Using theories from urban studies, postmodern geography and cultural theory, this article presents the case study through a transdisciplinary lens, offering an original analysis of the heritage of an inherited cemetery.

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