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Human remains in society : curation and exhibition in the aftermath of genocide and mass-violence.

Author: Jean-Marc Dreyfus; Élisabeth Gessat-Anstett
Publisher: Manchester, England : Manchester University Press, 2018. ©2017.
Series: Human remains and violence.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Books at JSTOR: Open Access OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks)
Whether reburied, concealed, stored, abandoned or publicly displayed, human remains raise a vast number of questions regarding social, legal and ethical uses by communities, public institutions and civil society organisations. This work presents a ground-breaking account of the treatment and commemoration of dead bodies resulting from incidents of genocide and mass violence. Through a range of international case  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Marc Dreyfus; Élisabeth Gessat-Anstett
ISBN: 9781526129338 1526129337 9781526108180 1526108186 9781526120694 1526120690 9781526107381 1526107384 9781526108197 1526108194
OCLC Number: 1126663543
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2017.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 254 pages) : illustrations (black and white); digital, PDF file(s).
Contents: Introduction. Corpses in society: about human remains, necro-politics, necro-economy and the legacy of mass violence - Elisabeth Anstett and Jean-Marc Dreyfus1. The unburied victims of Kenya's Mau Mau Rebellion: where and when does the violence end? - David M. Anderson and Paul J. Lane2. (Re)politicising the dead in post-Holocaust Poland: the afterlives of human remains at the Belzec extermination camp - Zuzanna Dziuban3. Chained corpses: warfare, politics and religion after the Habsburg Empire in the Julian March, 1930s-70s - Gaetano Dato4. Exhumations in post-war rabbinical responsas - David Deutsch5. (Re)cognising the corpse: individuality, identification and multidirectional memorialisation in post-genocide Rwanda - Ayala Maurer-Prager6. Corpses of atonement: the discovery, commemoration and reinternment of eleven Alsatian victims of Nazi Terror, 1947-52 - Devlin M. Scofield7. 'Earth conceal not my blood': forensic and archaeological approaches to locating the remains of Holocaust victims - Caroline Sturdy Colls8. The return of Herero and Nama bones from Germany: the victims' struggle for recognition and recurring genocide memories in Namibia - Vilho Amukwaya Shigwedha9. A Beothuk skeleton (not) in a glass case: rumours of bones and the remembrance of an exterminated people in Newfoundland - the emotive immateriality of human remains - John HarriesIndex -- .
Series Title: Human remains and violence.
Responsibility: edited by Jean-Marc Dreyfus and Elisabeth Anstett.


This pioneering collection examines the practices surrounding human remains in post-conflict societies, using a unique set of case studies that span multiple disciplines and geographic areas. -- .  Read more...


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