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Introduction

Jenny Edkins

in Missing: Persons and Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450297
eISBN:
9780801462795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450297.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book explores the connection between the politics of missing persons, or what happens when people go missing—as a result of war, political violence, genocide, or natural disaster as well as ... More


Missing: Persons and Politics

Jenny Edkins

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450297
eISBN:
9780801462795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450297.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Stories of missing persons offer profound insights into the tension between how political systems see us and how we see each other. The search for people who go missing as a result of war, political ... More


Tracing Services

Jenny Edkins

in Missing: Persons and Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450297
eISBN:
9780801462795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450297.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the official and unofficial tracing services that were set up in Europe in the aftermath of World War II as well as the tensions and disagreements that the demand to trace the ... More


Ambiguous Loss

Jenny Edkins

in Missing: Persons and Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450297
eISBN:
9780801462795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450297.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines cases of people who walk out on their families and the impact of this on those left behind, along with the continuing search for answers by those whose relations disappeared for ... More


Missing Persons, Manhattan

Jenny Edkins

in Missing: Persons and Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450297
eISBN:
9780801462795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450297.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the search for missing persons in the aftermath of the collapse of the World Trade Center towers in Manhattan in 2001, with particular emphasis on relatives' attempts to find ... More


Policing the Daily Lives of Local People

John Merriman

in Police Stories: Building the French State, 1815-1851

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195072532
eISBN:
9780199867790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072532.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the daily routines of policing France's growing urban world. Prostitution, illegal gambling, notorious drinking spots, the brawling rivalries between groups of artisans, or ... More


Missing Persons, London

Jenny Edkins

in Missing: Persons and Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450297
eISBN:
9780801462795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450297.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the disaster identification protocols used after the London bombings of July 2005 and argues that they served more as a tool for the authorities in their search for suspected ... More


Conclusion

Jenny Edkins

in Missing: Persons and Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450297
eISBN:
9780801462795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450297.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book has explored a different kind of the politics of missing persons, one that does not objectify the person but works with uniqueness and singularity, through a detailed study of missing ... More


Forensic Identification

Jenny Edkins

in Missing: Persons and Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450297
eISBN:
9780801462795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450297.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the procedures for forensic identification that were developed in the wake of the September 11 attacks. It begins by exploring accounts by those who were involved in the Family ... More


Disappeared, Argentina

Jenny Edkins

in Missing: Persons and Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450297
eISBN:
9780801462795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450297.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines women's activism and activities concerning disappearances in Argentina. It shows that the political activism of women in Argentina was hugely influential not only in making the ... More


Three Strikes Comes to California

Franklin E. Zimring, Gordon Hawkins, and Sam Kamin

in Punishment and Democracy: Three Strikes and You're Out in California

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195171174
eISBN:
9780199849765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171174.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter tells the history of the Three Strikes proposal and provides a summary of its terms. What makes the story of Three Strikes unusual in the annals of state government is that California's ... More


Unfinished Business

Mary Helen Spooner

in The General's Slow Retreat: Chile after Pinochet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256132
eISBN:
9780520948761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256132.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Olga Weisfeiler, sister of the Pennsylvania State mathematics professor who disappeared in southern Chile in 1985, was horrified to find information about her brother's disappearance in some of the ... More


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