Mark Doidge, Radosław Kossakowski and Svenja Mintert
is also a
movement against corruption in both football and politics (Perasović
and Mustapić, 2018). HNS, the Croatian football federation, has been
blighted by corruption for several years. In 2010 twenty-two players
were convicted of match-fixing, followed by fifteen more the following
year. That same year Zeljko Sirić, the former vice-president of HNS, and
the president of the referees commission, Stjepan Djedović, were arrested
and subsequently convicted of accepting a bribe for ‘fair refereeing’.
Four years later, two HNS executive vice-presidents, Zdravko
Contested narratives of the independence struggle in postconfl ict Timor-Leste
brought women’s narratives into the public debate (Cristalis and Scott
2005; Harris-Rimmer 2010).
Agence France-Presse, 2007, ‘Timor rebel sought mystical help to elude
Australians’, 16 March 2007 (Dili: AFP).
Anderson, B., 1991, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and
Spread of Nationalism (London: Verso).
Claiming the dead, defining the nation
CAVR, 2005, Chega! Relatório da Comissão de Acolhimento, Verdade e
Reconcilição deTimor-Leste: Executive Summary (Dili: CAVR).
CAVR, 2009, Timor-Leste Internal Political Conflict 1974–1976. Report
An anthropological approach to human
remains from the gulags
We owe respect to the living
To the dead we owe only the truth.
Archaeologists and anthropologists specializing in the field of
funerary customs have long been used to considering the degree of
social, religious and political investment placed in the dead body.
Ever since the pioneering work of Robert Hertz, we have known
that the social treatment of corpses is based on a series of rituals
that bring into play the full range of collective representations
; however, it was during
the British colonial era that villages were constructed as ‘village republics’ complete
with qualities of autonomy, stagnation and continuity, ostensibly to help justify
Britain’s own case as foreign rulers to their subjects back home (Jodhka 2002:
3343). Since this time, as Jodhka (2002) notes, the idea of the village has continued
to persist in the Indian imagination and has been employed by a variety of groups
for different ends. The nationalist movement and, subsequently, leading political
parties have invoked the village in different guises
Machines of mass incineration in fact, fiction, and forensics
Robert Jan van Pelt
file is registered in the Patent Office but the invention could
not be patented in wartime.’ 20 Did he have hopes that, in 1946, the
prospects looked better?
The patent and Cold War politics
In 1953 the West German patent office issued patent no. 861731
to the firm of Topf & Söhne in Wiesbaden for ‘a treatment and
processing for the burning of corpses, cadavers, and parts thereof’.21
Initially, patent no. 861731 did not attract attention. Yet in the late
1950s the real or perceived continuity of the Federal Republic of
Germany (FRG) with the Third Reich became a