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Bury or display? The politics of exhumation in post-genocide Rwanda

Rémi Korman

in Human Remains and Identification: Mass violence, genocide, and the 'forensic turn'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097560
eISBN:
9781526104441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097560.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Contrary to other countries that suffered mass violence in the late twentieth century, such as Bosnia, the issue of individual identification or DNA identification has never been considered seriously ... More


Remembering the Japanese occupation massacres: mass graves in post-war Malaysia

Frances Tay

in Human Remains and Identification: Mass violence, genocide, and the 'forensic turn'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097560
eISBN:
9781526104441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097560.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

The violence visited upon British Malaya during the Japanese Occupation of December 1941 to August 1945 has prompted several historians to evoke comparisons with the atrocities that befell Nanjing. ... More


Nature's Embrace: Japan's Aging Urbanites and New Death Rites

Satsuki Kawano

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833725
eISBN:
9780824870850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833725.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Based on extensive fieldwork, this book reveals the emerging pluralization of death rites in postindustrial Japan. Low birth rates and high numbers of people remaining permanently single have led to ... More


Painful Memory

Dean MacCannell

in The Ethics of Sightseeing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257825
eISBN:
9780520948655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257825.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter suggests that pleasurable and painful memory converge in every attraction, and that every attraction stages an ethical meeting ground of the wonderful and the dreadful. An attraction ... More


Chechnya as a Stage and a Role

Valery Tishkov

in Chechnya: Life in a War-Torn Society

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238879
eISBN:
9780520930209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238879.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the war ramifications of Chechnya and solutions to its conflicts. The Chechens made a major effort to create a memorial saga of suffering and sacrifice so as to build up group ... More


On Testimonial Practices

Lisa Yoneyama

in Hiroshima Traces: Time, Space, and the Dialectics of Memory

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520085862
eISBN:
9780520914896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520085862.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the institutional and discursive contexts within which the Hiroshima survivors' identities as hibakusha were rendered multiple and complex as they began to actively adopt ... More


Some Thoughts, but Not the Final Word

Paul A. Shackel

in New Philadelphia: An Archaeology of Race in the Heartland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520266292
eISBN:
9780520947832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266292.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

New Philadelphia is about entrepreneurial success and freedom. This chapter suggests that an interpretive center be built which explains the history and development of New Philadelphia and the ... More


The Stone of Fury

Heonik Kwon

in After the Massacre: Commemoration and Consolation in Ha My and My Lai

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247963
eISBN:
9780520939653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247963.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the dispersion of memory across boundaries and focuses on the problems between the dispersed memory and the forms of commemoration. Although the memorial stone suffered an ... More


Searching for Villa Grimaldi: Memory's Democratic Promise

Macarena Gómez-Barris

in Where Memory Dwells: Culture and State Violence in Chile

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255838
eISBN:
9780520942493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255838.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

On an unusually warm autumn day in 2002, about three hundred people gathered in front of a makeshift amphitheater at Villa Grimaldi Peace Park. Those involved in the vision, planning, and ... More


Memorializing the Dead in Postconflict North Maluku

Christopher R. Duncan

in Violence and Vengeance: Religious Conflict and Its Aftermath in Eastern Indonesia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451584
eISBN:
9780801469107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451584.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how communities have dealt with the deceased in postconflict North Maluku. It focuses on two different issues: martyrdom and the construction of memorials, and how Muslim and ... More


(Re)cognising the corpse: individuality, identification and multidirectional memorialisation in post-genocide Rwanda

Ayala Maurer-Prager

in Human Remains in Society: Curation and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Genocide and Mass-Violence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526107381
eISBN:
9781526120694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526107381.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Given the lack of individualised corpses, how do Rwanda’s principal memorial sites-Nyamata, Nyarubuye and Murambi – function as commemorative grounds? Should each corpse be named to combat the ... More


Mobile Histories

Manduhai Buyandelger

in Tragic Spirits: Shamanism, Memory, and Gender in Contemporary Mongolia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226086552
eISBN:
9780226013091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226013091.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In Chapter 1 the author creates a history out of the shamanic narratives that reaches beyond the official. She argues that shamanism as a form of mobile history and memory and should be understood ... More


Science and Salvation

Lesley A. Sharp

in Animal Ethos: The Morality of Human-Animal Encounters in Experimental Lab Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520299245
eISBN:
9780520971059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520299245.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Chapter 4 is the first of two chapters in the book’s final part, “Exceptionalism.” A widespread public (and activist) assumption is that lab animals are systematically objectified and regarded as ... More


Conclusion: The Other Animal

Lesley A. Sharp

in Animal Ethos: The Morality of Human-Animal Encounters in Experimental Lab Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520299245
eISBN:
9780520971059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520299245.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

As noted in the introduction, throughout this book I have focused nearly exclusively on mammalian species, a decision driven by the assumption that they most readily inspire affective responses in ... More


Dancing Death: Memorial Celebrations, the Politics of Ritual Laughter, and the Embodied Memories of Youth

in The Intestines of the State: Youth, Violence, and Belated Histories in the Cameroon Grassfields

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226026114
eISBN:
9780226026138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226026138.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on memorial celebration and the so-called dancing death in the Cameroon Grassfields. A memorial celebration is always held in the compound of the lineage head of the deceased and ... More


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