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Epilogue. After the Victorians: Social Memory, Spiritualism, and the Great War

Pat Jalland

in Death in the Victorian Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201885
eISBN:
9780191675058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201885.003.0019
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the major turning points that changed the history of death, grief, and mourning in Britain between 1830 and 1920. Discussed here are the motors of change: the religious, ... More


The Bipolarity of Death

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/9780520247963.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The Vietnamese perception of the world incorporates the awareness that the life of the dead is intertwined with that of the living, and that the Vietnamese idealize a harmonious relationship between ... More


Forgetting Lot's Wife: On Destructive Spectatorship

Martin Harries

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227334
eISBN:
9780823241026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227334.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Can looking at disaster and mass death destroy us? This book provides a theory and a fragmentary history of destructive spectatorship in the twentieth century. Its subject is the notion that the ... More


Mourning Modernism: Literature, Catastrophe, and the Politics of Consolation

Lecia Rosenthal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823233977
eISBN:
9780823241200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233977.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book examines the writing of catastrophe, mass death, and collective loss in 20th-century literature and criticism. With particular focus on texts by Virginia Woolf, Walter Benjamin, and W.G. ... More


Ancestors in the Street

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/9780520247963.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides general accounts of contemporary domestic death remembrance activities and discusses the dual structure of ghosts and ancestors within which these activities take place. ... More


Introduction

Cheryl P. Anderson and Debra L. Martin

in Massacres: Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781683400691
eISBN:
9781683400813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400691.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

Chapter 1 provides an overview for studying massacres from bioarchaeological and forensic anthropology perspectives. Various definitions of massacres and the difficulties of identifying one ... More


Massacres: Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Approaches

Cheryl P. Anderson and Debra L. Martin (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781683400691
eISBN:
9781683400813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400691.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

Bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology offer unique perspectives on studies of mass violence and present opportunities to interpret human skeletal remains in a broader cultural context. Massacres ... More


Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Mugambi Jouet

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Americans are far more divided than other Westerners over basic issues, including wealth inequality, health care, climate change, evolution, the literal truth of the Bible, apocalyptical prophecies, ... More


Thanatopography

Matt Tierney

in Dismantlings: Words against Machines in the American Long Seventies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501746413
eISBN:
9781501746567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501746413.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter describes thanatopography as the drawing of a map of death, not the writing of a death. When new technologies respatialize the world, thanatopography teaches that they do so not because ... More


Dying: War, Mutilation and Mass Death, 1914–18

in The German-Jewish Soldiers of the First World War in History and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316609
eISBN:
9781846316746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316746.002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the war experience of German Jews during World War I and shows that wartime relations were shaped not only by anti-Semitism, but also by the horror of mass death, injury, and ... More


Bonebeds through Time

Anna K. Behrensmeyer

in Bonebeds: Genesis, Analysis, and Paleobiological Significance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226723709
eISBN:
9780226723730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723730.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Bonebeds have attracted great interest for centuries and remain a source of many important specimens that document the history of the vertebrates. Perhaps in part because of the sheer diversity of ... More


End without End

Ning Wang

in Banished to the Great Northern Wilderness: Political Exile and Re-education in Mao's China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713187
eISBN:
9781501714016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713187.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter talks about the suspension of banishment to the Great Northern Wilderness and the post-banishment experiences of political exiles, showing that the mass deaths in the borderlands and ... More


“Q. And Babies? A. And babies”: On Pacifism, Visual Trauma, and the Body Heap

Conor Tomás Reed

in Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Woolf

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780989082624
eISBN:
9781781384961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082624.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the politics of the photograph in Three Guineas in relation to contemporary representational strategies for political protest. The image of the body heap in wartime—the ... More


The journey to the Village as a journey to the Centre of the Self: Mrinal Sen’s Search for a Radical Cinema

Ashis Nandy

in An Ambiguous Journey to the City: The Village and Othe Odd Ruins of the Self in the Indian Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195683974
eISBN:
9780199081448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195683974.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter focuses on filmmaker, Mrinal Sen, who, unlike Barua, caters to a more exclusive audience in India and abroad. The more important difference, though, lies in the collective experiences of ... More


Imitating the Dead

Laurence A. Rickels

in I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes science fiction writer Philip K. Dick’s novels Dr. Bloodmoney, Voices from the Street, and Mary and the Giant. In Dr. Bloodmoney, Dick projects mass death resulting from ... More


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