and the susceptibility of new migrants to
mental breakdown, illness and institutionalisation.
While many of the patient notes are as brief as those
described above, these can also reveal something of the patterns of life
of mobile immigrants in the colonies. Their stories also gesture to an
imperial and colonial web of socialinstitutions. This system of
colonial institutions in an imperial context has
This article aims to shed light on the post-mortem practices for
Palestinian dead bodies when there is suspicion of human rights violations by
Israeli military forces. By focusing on the case of Omran Abu Hamdieh from
Al-Khalil (Hebron), the article explores the interactions between Palestinian
social-institutional agents, Israeli military forces and international
medico-legal agents. Drawing on ethnographic and archival data, the article
explores how the intersectionality between the various controlling powers is
inscribed over the Palestinian dead bodies and structures their death rites. The
article claims that inviting foreign medico-legal experts in the Palestinian
context could reveal the true death story and the human rights violations, but
also reaffirms the sovereignty of the Israeli military forces over the
Palestinian dead and lived bodies.
Expanding Gender Norms to Marriage Drivers Facing Boys and Men in South Sudan
Michelle Lokot, Lisa DiPangrazio, Dorcas Acen, Veronica Gatpan, and Ronald Apunyo
Syrian Conflict-Affected Populations in Lebanon ’, Conflict & Health , 11 : 27 , 53 – 65 .
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( 2017 ), ‘ SocialInstitutions as Mediating Sites for Changing Gender Norms: Nurturing Girl’s Resilience to Child Marriage in Uganda ’, Agenda , 31 : 2 , 109 – 19 .
( 2019 ), ‘ Bridging the Gap through Gender Difference: Aiding Patriarchy in South Sudan Education Reconstruction ’, Africa Education Review , 16 : 5 , 86 – 101
Santos to the displaced is to continue with their lives, imagine that nothing will bring back their previous lives and to learn the pedagogical character of their displacement and suffering. Therefore, ‘a disciplinary orientation that privileges the everyday, demonstrates how socialinstitutions are deeply involved in two parallel modes: the production of suffering and the creation of a moral community capable of dealing with it’ ( Das, 2010 : 514) – and on some occasions, to tolerate it.
Displacement has entered Colombian life as a normalised phenomenon. The degree
An archaeology of lunacy examines the historic lunatic asylum from an interdisciplinary perspective, employing methods drawn from archaeology, social geography, and history to create a holistic view of the built heritage of the asylum as a distinctive building type. In the popular imagination, historic lunatic asylums were dark, monolithic, and homogenous, instruments for social confinement and punishment. This book aims to redress this historical reputation, showing how the built environment and material worlds of lunatic asylums were distinctive and idiosyncratic – and highly regional. They were also progressive spaces and proving grounds of architectural experimentation, where the reformed treatment practices known as moral management were trialled and refined. The standing remains of the nineteenth-century lunatic asylum system represent a unique opportunity to study a building-type in active transition, both materially and ideologically. When they were constructed, asylums were a composite of reform ideals, architectural materials, and innovative design approaches. An archaeological study of these institutions can offer a materially focused examination of how the buildings worked on a daily basis. This study combines critical analysis of the architecture, material remains, and historical documentary sources for lunatic asylums in England and Ireland. Students and scholars of later historical archaeology and built heritage will find the book a useful overview of this institutional site type, while historians of medicine will find the focus on interior design and architecture of use. The general public, for whom asylums frequently represent shadowy ruins or anonymous redevelopments, may be interested in learning more about the buildings.
The mutual paranoia of Jacques Derrida and Niklas Luhmann
illusion’ of gift which ‘exceeds the limits of experience,
knowledge, science, economy – and even philosophy’. 21
Thus, although they initially agree on the paradoxical
foundation of law and of the economy, the two schools of thought in fact
have nothing to say to each other. Luhmann asks how de-paradoxification
techniques construct the immanence of socialinstitutions and build a
and to the east of the main population centres in the
south-eastern part of the continent, with the largest centre of
population in Melbourne in 1888. 31
‘Mobility’ and ‘settlement’
operated in a dynamic and dialectical relationship in the past, and both
were forces for social change. Socialinstitutions in the past, such as
families, the Law and the Church, were not immutable in the wake of new
discussed in Chapter 2 above, diplomacy between sedentary and culturally homogenous peer-group polities). The exemplary case here is the Iroquois League. The exemplary case regarding the diplomacy of polities that are past the second tipping-point (early large-scale and fairly culturally homogeneous polities or kingdoms) is ancient Egypt. The second part of the chapter analyses what is visually specific about diplomacy as compared with other and previously studied international socialinstitutions, such as security (Williams 2003 , Review of International Studies
papacy as a socialinstitution that not only articulated a distinctive ordering on earth but also, in the midst of its attempts to reform itself, sanctioned the hegemony of the powerful over the poor while protesting against it.
Assessing reform and the papacy from the perspectives of social and religious change must inevitably take account of recent and even ongoing debates about how to characterize the eleventh century as a whole. Although chapter 2 will be devoted to a survey of the historiography, it is useful here briefly to discuss what is perhaps the most
The Canadian Mounted Police and the Klondike gold rush
William R. Morrison
idea of eugenics. 1 In its milder version, as displayed during the
Klondike gold rush, it furnished a kind of Canadian nationalism,
based largely on invidious comparisons with American socialinstitutions. The gold rush also provides a clear illustration of
Canada’s policy towards her northern regions, these internal
‘colonies’, as one historian has called them. 2 This famous