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Warfare, politics and religion after the Habsburg Empire in the Julian March, 1930s– 1970s
Gaetano Dato

66 3 Chained corpses: warfare, politics and religion after the Habsburg Empire in the Julian March, 1930s–​1970s Gaetano Dato In Trieste and the border region north of the Adriatic Sea, corpses played a very significant role in the construction of the public discourse about acts of violence in the era of the world wars. Human remains have been a concern for public memory, and for the ­collective entities connected to the local places of remembrance as well.1 Italians, Slovenians, Croatians, Habsburg officials, Communists, Nazis, Fascists and the Jewish

in Human remains in society
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Negotiating sovereign claims in Oaxacan post-mortem repatriation
Lars Ove Trans

5 Travelling corpses: negotiating sovereign claims in Oaxacan post-mortem repatriation Lars Ove Trans This chapter explores the process of death and repatriation of a Mexican migrant, Jacinto, from his home in Los Angeles to his native village of San Pedro Yalehua, a Zapotec Indian community located in the Sierra Juárez mountain range in the southern state of Oaxaca.1 In this process, Jacinto’s close relatives suddenly find themselves in a situation where they have to navigate the claims of various different authorities representing states (local and federal

in Governing the dead
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Individuality, identification and multidirectional memorialisation in post-genocide Rwanda
Ayala Maurer-Prager

113 5 (Re)cognising the corpse: individuality, identification and multidirectional memorialisation in post-​genocide Rwanda Ayala Maurer-​Prager Leontius … saw some dead bodies lying near the executioner, and he felt a desire to look at them, and at the same time felt disgust at the thought, and tried to turn aside. For some time he fought with himself and put his hand over his eyes, but in the end the desire got the better of him, and opening his eyes wide with his fingers he ran forward to the bodies, saying, ‘There you are, curse you, have your fill of the

in Human remains in society
Archaeological and historical evidence of bodysnatching in early eighteenth-century London
Robert Hartle

The subject of bodysnatching – specifically, the trade in corpses stolen for anatomical dissection – has long interested historians (Abbott, 2006 ; Bailey, 1896 ; Bailey, 1991 ; Ball, 1928 ; Cole, 1964 ; Fido, 1988 ; Guttmacher, 1935 ; Lennox, 2016 ; MacPhail, 1914 ). Archaeologists have also studied the subject, bringing together material and documentary sources, with a focus on grave protection (physical measures to prevent disturbance) and osteological evidence of surgical training and dissection (Fowler and Powers, 2012

in The material body
Regnar Kristensen

9 Dangerous corpses in Mexico’s drug war Regnar Kristensen On 16 December 2009, 400 heavily armed soldiers from the Mexican marine forces entered an enclosed residential zone in the city of Cuernavaca to arrest the drug baron Beltrán Leyva, leader of the Mexican drug cartel of the same name. He was classified as the most violent drug cartel leader on the planet by the American Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and as an extremely dangerous enemy of the fatherland by the Mexican president, Felipe Calderón. For several hours, the marines were engaged in heavy

in Governing the dead
Gothic of the British First and Second World Wars
Sara Wasson

graves and the interment of the dead, both of which take on particular complexity during the First and Second World Wars. Rather than the speaking spectre, this chapter concerns the silent corpse – rotting and speechless, it cannot be readily recruited to narratives of national glory or resilience. As such, it disrupts those mythologies, while simultaneously bringing awareness of the grief, chaos

in Graveyard Gothic
Yehonatan Alsheh

1 The biopolitics of corpses of mass violence and genocide Yehonatan Alsheh Introduction For the past four decades, students of biopolitics have been probing why the spectacular growth in the application of technologies and policies that aim at the optimization of human life has been articu­lated with a parallel proliferation of human death. Various studies have been suggesting many objects or sites that are arguably highly symptomatic of the issue at hand – a privileged epitome of the biopolitical quandary. The most famous of these is the camp that Giorgio

in Human remains and mass violence
Integrative concepts for a criminology of mass violence
Jon Shute

4 Moral discourse and action in relation to the corpse: integrative concepts for a criminology of mass violence Jon Shute Introduction: the moral–emotional ‘work’ of serious crime in peacetime and in conflict In stable, late-modern societies, crimes are adjudicated breaches of morality formally defined in law. They are variable in content across place and time, and do not always have a readily identifiable victim or definitions that have the informal moral support of the population; however, many of the most serious offences against the person and property

in Human remains and mass violence