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Anne Marie Losonczy

Since the early 1990s, armed actors have invaded territories in the Chocó and Antioquia departments of Colombia, inhabited by Afro-Colombians and Indians whose collective rights in these territories had recently been legally recognised. Based on long-term fieldwork among the Emberá Katío, this article examines social, cosmological and ritual alterations and re-organisation around violent death. Following a national policy of post-conflict reparations, public exhumations and identifications of human remains reveal new local modes of understanding and administration. In particular, suicide, hitherto completely unknown to the Emberá, broke out in a multitude of cases, mostly among the youth. Local discourse attributes this phenomenon to the number of stray corpses resulting from the violence, who are transformed into murderous spirits which shamans can no longer control. The analysis focusses on the unprecedented articulation of a renewed eschatology, the intricate effects of an internal political reorganisation and the simultaneous inroad into their space of new forms of armed insurrectional violence. Thus the article will shed light on the emergence of a new transitional moral economy of death among the Emberá.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Author: Ebun Joseph

With race as a central theme, this book presents racial stratification as the underlying system which accounts for the difference in outcomes of Whites and Blacks in the labour market. Critical race theory (CRT) is employed to discuss the operation, research, maintenance and impact of racial stratification. The power of this book is the innovative use of a stratification framework to expose the pervasiveness of racial inequality in the labour market. It teaches readers how to use CRT to investigate the racial hierarchy and it provides a replicable framework to identify the racial order based on insight from the Irish case. There is a four-stage framework in the book which helps readers understand how migrants navigate the labour market from the point of migration to labour participation. The book also highlights minority agency and how migrants respond to their marginality. The examples of how social acceptance can be applied in managing difference in the workplace are an added bonus for those interested in diversity and inclusion. This book is the first of its kind in Ireland and across Europe to present inequality, racism and discrimination in the labour market from a racial stratification perspective. While this book is based on Irish data, the CRT theoretical approach, as well as its insight into migrant perspectives, poses a strong appeal to scholars of sociology, social justice, politics, intercultural communication and economics with interest in race and ethnicity, critical whiteness and migration. It is a timely contribution to CRT which offers scholars a method to conduct empirical study of racial stratification across different countries bypassing the over-reliance on secondary data. It will also appeal to countries and scholars examining causal racism and how it shapes racial inequality.

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Postcolonial governance and the policing of family
Author: Joe Turner

Bordering intimacy is a study of how borders and dominant forms of intimacy, such as family, are central to the governance of postcolonial states such as Britain. The book explores the connected history between contemporary border regimes and the policing of family with the role of borders under European and British empires. Building upon postcolonial, decolonial and black feminist theory, the investigation centres on how colonial bordering is remade in contemporary Britain through appeals to protect, sustain and make family life. Not only was family central to the making of colonial racism but claims to family continue to remake, shore up but also hide the organisation of racialised violence in liberal states. Drawing on historical investigations, the book investigates the continuity of colonial rule in numerous areas of contemporary government – family visa regimes, the policing of sham marriages, counterterror strategies, deprivation of citizenship, policing tactics, integration policy. In doing this, the book re-theorises how we think of the connection between liberal government, race, family, borders and empire. In using Britain as a case, this opens up further insights into the international/global circulations of liberal empire and its relationship to violence.

The victims' struggle for recognition and recurring genocide memories in Namibia
Vilho Amukwaya Shigwedha

Namibia without proper investigations to determine whether they really belonged to the victims of the Herero and Nama genocide victims. 201 The return of Herero and Nama bones from Germany   201 Since the Namibian government did not specifically indicate interest in the issue regarding reparations for the descendants of the victims, the German government concluded that the ‘lukewarm response’ from the Namibian government on this issue affirms the Namibian and German governments’ agreement not to compensate affected groups and communities.18 For a considerable period

in Human remains in society
The experience of the Subanon in the Philippines
Cathal Doyle

recommendation in relation to reparations. The NCIP, and other government agencies involved, such as the Mines and Geosciences Bureau of the DENR, have yet to acknowledge their wrong-doing at Mt Canatuan and to conduct the appropriate consultations with the Subanon of Mt Canatuan in order to ensure that culturally appropriate reparations are realised. Alarmingly, rather than address these serious issues, the Government established a worrying precedent by presenting TVIRD’s mining activities at Mt Canatuan as 26 CERD, ‘Early Warning Urgent Philippines’ (2010), available at

in Fifty years of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
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Stealing from the university
Remi Joseph-Salisbury and Laura Connelly

difficult, at its essence reparative justice, or reparations, invokes a framework of repair. 18 To speak of repair is to recognise that harms have been caused and that it is only right and proper that actions are taken to redress those harms. As such, the concept of reparative justice enables us to think about the university's complicity in (re)producing harm (see Chapter 6 ) and to seek reparations accordingly. Notwithstanding initiatives at institutions like the University of Glasgow – which in fact ‘does more to

in Anti-racist scholar-activism
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‘Go home’ as an invitation to stay
Nadine El-Enany

those it enslaved and colonised. This erasure manifests in part through the refusal to engage in processes that would see Britain pay reparations to colonised nations.26 In 2015 then Prime Minister David Cameron, on a visit to Jamaica, refused to apologise or engage with the question of payment of reparations for Britain’s role in transatlantic slavery, preferring instead to ‘move on from this painful legacy and continue to build for the future’.27 The future building that Cameron was particularly interested in was the £25 million British ‘aid’-funded prison to which

in (B)ordering Britain
Chinua Achebe’s critique of cosmopolitics
Laura Chrisman

’s controversial and offensive advertisement, ‘Ten Reasons Why Reparations for Slavery is a Bad Idea for Blacks – and Racist Too’ was placed in student newspapers across US campuses in spring of 2001. Among its ‘reasons’ against reparations: ‘while white Europeans conducted the transAtlantic slave trade, Arabs and black Africans were responsible for enslaving the ancestors of African Americans’; the claim that African Americans economically benefited from slavery; the claim that ‘there was never an antislavery movement until white Anglo-Saxon Christians created one’, leading to

in Postcolonial contraventions
Patrick Thornberry

Court found that it was not unreasonable, disproportionate or arbitrary to require persons desiring to acquire Costa Rican nationality to know the official language well enough to communicate in it. The specifics of the case are not 170 Ibid. Ibid., para. 11. 172 Ibid., ch. X, section J. 173 Chunima case, reprinted in 1991 Inter-American Yearbook of Human Rights, p. 1104; Aloeboetoe case (reparations), I/A Ct. HR, Ser. C No. 15 (1993). See D. Shelton, ‘The jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’, Am.U.J. of International Law and Policy 10 (1994): 333

in Indigenous peoples and human rights
Mateja Celestina

have lived in our own flesh what violence is, who have experienced persecution, and who know what it is to see a massacre of a family member … there are people who have no idea what it means to live the nightmare, thinking that at night they 79 The making of a desplazado 79 are going to massacre me too. And these people are protected by the government, they receive reparations. I  have just received a reply from an office in Acción Social that I can’t receive reparations because the legislative framework doesn’t cover me; that it wasn’t the paramilitaries who

in Living displacement