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How grave robbers, activists, and foreigners ended official silence about Stalin’s mass graves near Kiev
Karel C. Berkhoff

pre-war terror. (The BBC and Reuters reported the burial of ‘some 2,000’ and ‘1,998 Official silence about Stalin’s mass graves   73 bodies, 474 of which were Poles’.) Four years later, on 30 June 2011, the remains of 492 persons from fifteen other ‘Polish’ pits were exhumed and reburied. It seems that the investigators deemed the latter also victims from murders that took place in 1940, for Przewożnik’s successor Andrzej Kunert concluded in 2012 that from a total of 69 ‘Polish’ pits, the remains of ‘at least 1980 persons’ were found.79 But some Memorial activists

in Human remains and identification
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A war of extermination, grave looting, and culture wars in the American West
Tony Platt

impoverished families reminds me of the Armenian parents who sold their children before their deaths during the 1915–16 Turkish genocide. See Kévorkian, ‘Earth, fire, water’. A. L. Hurtado, Indian Survival on the California Frontier (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988), p. 218. J. Hinde, ‘Invaluable resource or stolen property?’, Times Higher Education Supplement, 21 September 2007. ‘Dutch return head of Ghana king’, BBC News, 23 July 2009, http://news. bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8165497.stm (accessed 7 July 2014). M. Werry, ‘Moving objects (on the performance of the

in Human remains and identification
Corpse, bodypolitics and contestation in contemporary Guatemala
Ninna Nyberg Sørensen

as ‘crimes of passion’ but rather as carefully planned, staged and executed in struggles over territorial control. As in regular war, violence against women serves a highly symbolic purpose in the war on drug trafficking: it creates cohesion within armed groups, reaffirms masculinity and is a form of attacking ‘the enemy’s morale’ (Toledo 2011). The BBC documentary Killer’s Paradise, based on several of the cases mentioned above, was broadcast worldwide in May 2006.16 What shocked the world most was the matter-of-fact and trophy-like explanations given by the young

in Governing the dead
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The witnessing of development success
Stewart Allen

guaranteed to provide more extensive media exposure across a wider spectrum of news agencies than the wife of the Bhutanese prime minister. Similarly, international news crews from CNN and the BBC were afforded more care and attention, including personal interviews with Bunker himself and guided tours of the campus and surroundings, than domestic reporters or individuals affiliated to smaller media outlets such as magazines and blogs. Media outlets, like the individuals who witnessed the air-pump experiments, are imbued by their audiences with certain assurances of

in An ethnography of NGO practice in India
Mark Doidge, Radosław Kossakowski, and Svenja Mintert

been accused of sectarianism through chants and pro-IRA banners (BBC, 2017). In contrast, the logo of Rangers’ Union Bears incorporates the Union Flag, rather than a Scottish flag. As with the chosen moniker, it denotes that the group see themselves as part of the union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Ultras culture always adapts to local customs and traditions. History does not start anew when a new group emerges – they adapt and build on existing cultural practices. Conclusion Rather than detail a history of the ultras through their specific activities and

in Ultras
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Selling the Barefoot College
Stewart Allen

in Ajmer District, Rajasthan, the largest state in India.5 A village of approximately 3,500 inhabitants, it is situated around 350 kilometres south-west of New Delhi. It is one of the most recognisable NGOs in India and has a wide domestic and international profile, having featured in the past in news reports on the BBC and CNN, and in countless newspapers and magazines. It has built a worldwide reputation for its various programmes, and in recent years its solar programme in particular. Its reputation for grassroots development work has also seen it visited by a

in An ethnography of NGO practice in India
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Parables of return
Paul Carter

publication date: 19 July 2013. 106 Paul Addison, Now the War is Over: A Social History of Britain , 1945–51, London: BBC/Cape, 1985, 209. 107 A.L. Rowse, Times, Persons, Places, Essays in Literature , London: Macmillan, 1965, 3

in Translations, an autoethnography
Joost Fontein

Gukurahundi era 136 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Joost Fontein located in Matabeleland’, SW Radio Africa, 19 October 2005; ‘Evidence of “dirty war” lies far below’, Zimbabwe Independent, 29 September 2000; ‘Film reveals horror details of Ndebele massacre’, Nation (Kenya), 11 November 2007; ‘Tracking down a massacre’, BBC News, 7 May 2008. According to The Standard, ZANU-PF was ‘whipping up people’s emotions ahead of an election it dearly wishes to force through this year’ (‘Sunday Comment: Unearth truth on human remains’, The Standard, 26

in Governing the dead
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Liene Ozoliņa

young people who are anxious as they feel too financially insecure to be able to plan their future (BBC 2017). Living with uncertainty means living in suspended time. Waiting has emerged as the shadow temporality of neoliberalism. Saskia Sassen’s analysis of globalisation (2006) was one of the earlier accounts pointing out the partiality of the acceleration narrative. Sassen notes that ‘the spatio-temporal orders usually associated with the global economy are elementary – hypermobility and space-time compression’ but argues that such conceptualisation ‘denud[es] the

in Politics of waiting
Christian Suhr

getting out of hand are further supported by several incidents in France, Belgium, England, and throughout the Middle East, where patients have been allegedly killed by shaykhs trying to physically beat the jinn out of their bodies (see e.g. Philips 2007 : 200; Drieskens 2008 : 195ff; Daily Mail 2011, 2012 ; BBC News 2012 ; Huffington Post 2012 ). In these instances, the egos of patients are not only violated, but entirely eradicated. However, it is clearly not only Muslim shaykhs who risk the health of their patients during acts of

in Descending with angels