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Chowra Makaremi

7 State violence and death politics in post-revolutionary Iran 1 Chowra Makaremi 2 From 9 January to 19 July 2012, the Iranian daily Gooya News, one of the Iranian diaspora’s main information sites, published a series of forty-one articles, entitled ‘Interviews with a torture and rape witness’. The tortures and rapes in question were from the period of violent state repression that gripped the Islamic Republic throughout the 1980s. The interviews give voice to the anonymous testimony of an official involved in the penitentiary and judicial sphere of that period

in Destruction and human remains
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The tales destruction tells
Élisabeth Anstett and Jean-Marc Dreyfus

, and the revelation of more complex logics? This third context is the subject of part III, ‘Logics’, in which we place Chowra Makaremi’s contribution showing that the treatment of the bodies of Iranian dissidents forms part of the logic of building a revolutionary state (chapter 7), Nicky Rousseau’s contribution highlighting of the properly political aspects of the breaking up of the body in apartheid South Africa (chapter 8), and Rémi Korman’s nuanced reconstruction of the ideological and symbolic foundations of the massacre of victims in Rwanda, and particularly of

in Destruction and human remains
Christian Suhr

– for the good reason that we would be crushed if we could see him. So great is the beauty and glory of God. In fact we would be crushed if we could see just a tiny bit of paradise. If, for example, just the veil of one of the beautiful women of paradise were to show in this world, then all the space between the earth and up to the first sky would explode in divine light.’ At this point in the presentation I begin to feel as though I am losing members of the audience. An Iranian psychiatrist interrupts the talk. He asks me where I got this

in Descending with angels
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Vanya Kovačič

became increasingly dangerous for international humanitarian organizations. Difficulties accessing populations in distress dated back more than twenty years to the time of the Iran–Iraq war (1980–1988). The establishment of an embargo (1990) and the international military offensive in response to the invasion of Kuwait (1991) only served to exacerbate the lack of access. The embargo continued until 2003

in Reconstructing lives
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The endless arrival
Paul Carter

trapped by one's own image”.’  72 Recollecting Hossein Valamanesh's field installation Dwelling , I can see a pattern here, a shared desire to inhabit Australia differently. Valamanesh moved to Adelaide in 1974, a year after immigrating to Australia from Iran. In 1980 he ‘proposed and built Dwelling, a Middle Eastern-style house which appeared like an apparition amid the scattered trees of [Adelaide's] East Parklands’. 73 The memory

in Translations, an autoethnography
Vanya Kovačič

another area called Daraa Al Balad [Daraa downtown]. There was fighting between the two areas. We went there to check on the injured people and give them the first aid. Then the army of Bashar Al Assad shot at me” (RSP8, Syrian, M). None of the participants from Syria referred to ISIS as a source of injury, but some mentioned Iran as a source of political conflict. Iraqi

in Reconstructing lives
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Deaths at sea and unidentified bodies in Lesbos
Iosif Kovras and Simon Robins

the destabilisation of the Middle East, massive waves of refugees and immigrants from Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria and Egypt started inundating the Aegean islands, which have become a principal entry point to the EU (see Figure 8.1). Although accurate data remains unavailable, it is estimated that in the period 2007–8 the number of arrested ‘illegal’ immigrants entering the Aegean was 29,000 (Troumpeta 2012: 21). The construction of a wall in the region of Evros in 2012 in an effort to deter border crossers entering from Turkey, coupled with the turmoil in Syria

in Migrating borders and moving times
Claire Beaudevin, Jean-Paul Gaudillière, Christoph Gradmann, Anne M. Lovell, and Laurent Pordié

:// . Behrouzan , O. ( 2016 ) Prozak Diaries: Psychiatry and Generational Memory in Iran . Stanford : Stanford University Press . Bhattacharya , S. ( 2006 ) Expunging Variola: The Control and Eradication of Smallpox in India, 1947–1977 . New Delhi and London : Orient Longman India and Sangam Books . Birn , A.-E. ( 2005 ) ‘ Gates's grandest challenge: transcending

in Global health and the new world order
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Stewart Allen

witnessing. Drawing upon Shapin and Schaffer’s (1985) concept of the virtual witness, I argue that the College’s success depends largely on the visual spectacle of its lamps and solar training to enrol supporters worldwide. Notes 1 The 1973 oil crisis was initiated by an oil embargo by the Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) members. The embargo by OAPEC, the leading supplier of crude oil to the West, led to the pursuit of alternative energy sources, which were less dependent on one source. The 1979 oil crisis occurred in the wake of the Iranian

in An ethnography of NGO practice in India
Christiane Falge

continuous stress. 6 This interview was not part of the RM-VA, but held in the context of the academic paper of a student named Mahur Hesamiashrafi. The student belongs to the first generation of Iranian migrants which facilitated her access to the Irani informants. 7 Anonymisation procedures were followed

in Intimacy and mobility in an era of hardening borders