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Regimes of value associated with the corpse in French nineteenth-century painting
Anaelle Lahaeye

There are many factors at work in the iconography of human remains. Some of those frequently discussed are aesthetic criteria, iconographic traditions and specific contingencies, whether political (for example in war paintings), symbolic (essential for transi images) or cultural. There is, however, one factor that is rarely mentioned, despite its centrality: the regime of value associated with corpses. Christ’s body is not painted in the same way as that of a departed relative or that used in a human dissection. Artists choose a suitable iconography depending on how the remains are perceived. This criterion became absolutely crucial in contexts such as nineteenth-century France, when attitudes to corpses underwent major changes.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Emma Park

While today it is widely accepted that some right to sovereign seizure is a common feature of all existing polities, this framework is premised on the normative relationship between sovereign power and taxation. What, then, are we to make of a tax regime haphazardly developed and administered by a corporation and designed not simply to bind the ruler to the ruled but to enrich corporate shareholders? Beginning in the 1880s, this chapter charts the emergence of the Imperial British East Africa Company (IBEA). The Crown and the Sultan of Zanzibar authorised the operations of the joint-stock company, proclaiming it the de jure sovereign in Eastern Africa. A core sovereign prerogative granted to the company was the right to ‘raise taxes, impose customs dues, administer justice, make treaties, and generally assume the powers of government within a specified area’. This regime of value capture would not only constitute the Company’s revenue regime, but was to form the basis of corporate profits and the dividends of British shareholders. However, and as I show, administrators faced severe limitations in securing a monopoly over valuation as they confronted competing visions of the relationship between seizure and political authority. These struggles notwithstanding, taxation emerges in this period not as a stable category binding the ruler to the ruled, but as a flexible though ideologically dense claim on the public hoard, one which calls into question the epistemological status of taxation in its connection to sovereignty.

in Imperial Inequalities
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Par Kumaraswami
,
Antoni Kapcia
, and
Meesha Nehru

order for transactions between the regimes to take place. Thus, just as there is a dynamic movement along the individual/collective continuum, which is crystallised at certain moments of crisis or radical change, there is also a balancing act between the multiple regimes of value, with some taking precedence over others at certain points: in a perceived or real atmosphere of intensified political or economic siege, the aesthetic value of literature is forced to a more peripheral position in the network 238 Literary culture in Cuba of types of value; with a weakened

in Literary culture in Cuba
Par Kumaraswami
,
Antoni Kapcia
, and
Meesha Nehru

explain the infinite number of interpretive moments and the value judgments which they entail, and to do so in such a way that internal contradictions within one valuing agent, or between members of the same valuing group, are recognised, is a complex and perhaps unachievable task. Frow suggested, instead, that a focus on institutional mediating mechanisms, categorised according to regimes of value, could account both for the diversity of value and for the absence of any simple or necessary coincidence between social groups and the structure of valuation. Drawing on

in Literary culture in Cuba
Eve Dickson
,
Rachel Rosen
, and
Kehinde Sorinmade

. Shilliam , R. ( 2018 ) Race and the Undeserving Poor: From Abolition to Brexit . Newcastle upon Tyne : Agenda Publishing . Uche , C. ( 2008 ) ‘ Oil, British interests and the Nigerian civil war ’. The Journal of African History 49 ( 1 ): 111–135 . Villarreal , M. ( 2014 ) ‘ Regimes of value in Mexican

in The entangled legacies of empire
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The museum in the twentieth century
Samuel J.M.M. Alberti

: on the liminal identity of art in the border zone’, in F. R. Myers (ed.), The Empire of Things: Regimes of Value and Material Culture (Oxford: Currey, 2001), pp. 207–31. On the challenges and rewards of heterodox ‘archives’, see e.g. M. Patchett, ‘Tracking tigers: recovering the embodied practices of taxidermy’, Historical Geography, 36 (2008); C. DeSilvey, ‘Observed decay: telling stories with mutable things’, Journal of Material Culture, 11 (2006), 317–37. See for example D. Anderson and V. Gosselin, ‘Private and public memories of Expo 67: a case study of

in Nature and culture
Nataša Gregorič Bon

/pragma) sent from Greece by his migrant wife Frosina,5 embody the different regimes of value (Greek vs. Albanian), as well as the geopolitical power of the location from which they originate. The goods that female migrants send to their husbands who stay behind not only reify the meaning of the Albanian–Greek border but also materialise the presence of absent females who live abroad. The chapter focuses on material flows, which are sporadically sent across the border or given to husbands by female migrants. In contrast to remittances, material flows reflect temporality

in Migrating borders and moving times
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City DNA, public health and a new urban imaginary
Michael Keith
and
Andreza Aruska de Souza Santos

cartographies of pattern with social sciences of neighbourhood to shape policy interventions. And in Medellin under the mayoral regime of Sergio Fajardo from 2012 to 2016, the city developed a practice of social urbanism , led by the architect and planner Alejandro Echeverri, founder of the Colombian research group URBAM, which was akin in many ways to a related form of ‘urban acupuncture’. In measuring different regimes of valuing economic growth, rational planning or automobile mobilities, social urbanism prioritised an attempt to diminish the profoundly unequal

in Urban transformations and public health in the emergent city
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The years of radicalisation and consolidation
Par Kumaraswami
,
Antoni Kapcia
, and
Meesha Nehru

moment where two regimes of value – political value and aesthetic value – came into direct confrontation than the notorious and much commented Primer Congreso de Educación y Cultura; significantly, ‘culture’ was added at the last minute to what had been intended as an educational event, possibly in response to the previous day’s letter, signed by various European and Latin American intellectuals, protesting at Padilla’s arrest (Abreu Arcia, 2007: 138). It took place on 23–30 April 1971, the full declaration being published on 1 May and the Memorias being published by

in Literary culture in Cuba
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Women’s donations, materiality and the museum object
Kate Hill

regimes of value for the museum, contributing to a shift in museum focus from a classificatory logic to one which also acknowledged memory and affect. This chapter, then, is fundamentally concerned with the question of whether women’s things formed a distinctive category, and in what ways they might resemble or differ from men’s museum objects. The gendering of materiality is an increasingly popular topic, and there has been a move away from investigating what are conceived of as relatively static systems of gender difference in materiality to an understanding of a

in Women and Museums, 1850–1914