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

Élisabeth Anstett and Jean-Marc Dreyfus (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097560
eISBN:
9781526104441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097560.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Human remains and identification presents a pioneering investigation into the practices and methodologies used in the search for and exhumation of dead bodies resulting from mass violence. Previously ... More


Bykivnia: how grave robbers, activists, and foreigners ended official silence about stalin’s mass graves near Kiev

Karel C. Berkhoff

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/9780719097560.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

The chapter will show how both the Soviet authorities and the leaders of independent Ukraine attempted to block real investigation and commemoration at the hamlet of Bykivnia, where the NKVD buried ... More


The concealment of bodies during the military dictatorship in Uruguay (1973–84)1

José López Mazz

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/9780719097560.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

“Operation Carrot” was devised and executed by the Uruguayan military at the time of the country’s return to democracy, between 1983 and 1985. The objective of this secret operation was to exhume all ... More


Disassembling the pieces, reassembling the social: the forensic and political lives of secondary mass graves in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Admir Jugo and Sari Wastell

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/9780719097560.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This paper will examine the excavation of mass graves in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which has evolved into a significantly standardized yet methodologically flexible set of procedures based on ... More


Identification, politics, disciplines: missing persons and colonial skeletons in South Africa1

Nicky Rousseau

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/9780719097560.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

The location, exhumation and identification of human remains associated with mass violence and genocide has come to occupy an important place in the panoply of transitional justice measures over the ... 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


Introduction: why exhume? why identify?1

Élisabeth Anstett and Jean-Marc Dreyfus

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/9780719097560.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

The introduction outlines the book’s interrogation of the treatment of corpses and human remains following mass violence and genocide, focusing specifically on their possible discovery and ... More


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

Élisabeth Anstett and Jean-Marc Dreyfus (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526107381
eISBN:
9781526120694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526107381.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book addresses the practices, treatment and commemoration of victims’ remains in post-genocide and mass violence contexts. Whether reburied, concealed, stored, abandoned or publically displayed, ... More


Bitter legacies: a war of extermination, grave looting, and culture wars in the American West1

Tony Platt

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/9780719097560.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Focussing on the exhumation of Native American gravesites in the American West in the 20th century, the chapter presents a counter-narrative to many of the prevailing assumptions surrounding the ... More


Digging Up the Dead: A History of Notable American Reburials

Michael Kammen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226423296
eISBN:
9780226423326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226423326.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book reveals a treasure trove of fascinating, surprising, and occasionally gruesome stories of exhumation and reburial throughout American history. Taking us to the contested grave sites of such ... More


The Corpse and Its Rest

Samuel Morris Brown

in In Heaven as It Is on Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199793570
eISBN:
9780199932511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793570.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter describes Joseph Smith's view of decomposition and the physical fate of the body before and after resurrection. Situating his views within Anglo-American ideas about physical identity ... More


Destruction and human remains: Disposal and concealment in genocide and mass violence

Anstett Élisabeth and Dreyfus Jean-Marc (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719096020
eISBN:
9781781707876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096020.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Destruction and human remains investigates a crucial question frequently neglected from academic debate in the fields of mass violence and Genocide Studies: what is done to the bodies of the victims ... More


Funerals and the Disposal of Human Remains

Norman Doe

in The Legal Framework of the Church of England: A Critical Study in a Comparative Context

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262206
eISBN:
9780191682315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262206.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The disposal of human remains is regulated by a complicated tangle of state-made and church-made law. The law of the Church of England generally treats the disposal of corpses and cremated remains in ... More


“Where is Plantagenet?”

Philip Schwyzer

in Shakespeare and the Remains of Richard III

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199676101
eISBN:
9780191762840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676101.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores the shifting meanings and traditions associated with the bodies of Richard III and his nephews. In different ways, this chapter argues, these missing bodies took on an enhanced ... More


Chained corpses: warfare, politics and religion after the Habsburg Empire in the Julian March, 1930s–1970s

Gaetano Dato

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/9781526107381.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The chapter deals with the role of corpses in public memory during the Age of the World Wars in the North Adriatic borderland, where human remains had a momentous role in the clash among the area’s ... More


Corpses of atonement: the discovery, commemoration and reinterment of eleven Alsatian victims of Nazi terror, 1947–52

Devlin M. Scofield

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/9781526107381.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In April 1947, a mass grave containing the bodies of 11 Alsatians executed by the Offenburg Gestapo in December 1944 was uncovered in Rammersweier. In the following days, the bodies were exhumed, ... More


Introduction

in Digging Up the Dead: A History of Notable American Reburials

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226423296
eISBN:
9780226423326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226423326.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Historically, reburial has been associated with a figurative form of resurrection—primarily the resurrection of reputation. With the passage of time, reburial has taken on a new meaning: renewed ... More


Excavating a Hidden Past: The Forensic Turn in Spain’s Collective Memory

Lore Colaert

in Excavating Memory: Sites of Remembering and Forgetting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061603
eISBN:
9780813051222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061603.003.0016
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Forensic exhumations are part of transitional justice processes worldwide. In a “forensic turn” in memory politics, the judicial evidence found on victim's bodies is believed to contribute to the ... More


The Armenian Genocide: Forensic Intervention, Narrative, and the Historical Record

Roxana Ferllini

in Excavating Memory: Sites of Remembering and Forgetting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061603
eISBN:
9780813051222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061603.003.0017
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Today, Armenians across the globe honor the cultural remembrance of the Armenian genocide. This is significant given that the victims of this historical event remain largely forgotten by the ... More


Legacy

Catherine Hanley

in Louis: The French Prince Who Invaded England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300217452
eISBN:
9780300221640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217452.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter focuses on Louis VIII the Lion's legacy in both England and France. Louis had been king of France for just three years and three months before dying, and the consequences for the realm ... More


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