Necropolitics : Mass Graves and Exhumations in the Age of Human Rights / Antonius C. G. M. Robben, Francisco Ferr�ndiz.
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- Necropolitics (2015)
- First edition.
- Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 
- Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights
1 online resource (272 p.)
- Forensic anthropology -- Case studies.
Mass burials -- Case studies.
Exhumation -- Case studies.
War victims -- Identification -- Case studies.
Repatriation of war dead -- Case studies.
- Electronic books.
- The unmarked mass graves left by war and acts of terror are lasting traces of violence in communities traumatized by fear, conflict, and unfinished mourning. Like silent testimonies to the wounds of history, these graves continue to inflict harm on communities and families that wish to bury or memorialize their lost kin. Changing political circumstances can reveal the location of mass graves or facilitate their exhumation, but the challenge of identifying and recovering the dead is only the beginning of a complex process that brings the rights and wishes of a bereaved society onto a transnational stage.Necropolitics: Mass Graves and Exhumations in the Age of Human Rights examines the political and social implications of this sensitive undertaking in specific local and national contexts. International forensic methods, local-level claims, national political developments, and transnational human rights discourse converge in detailed case studies from the United States, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Spain, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Greece, Rwanda, Cambodia, and Korea. Contributors analyze the role of exhumations in transitional justice from the steps of interviewing eyewitnesses and survivors to the painstaking forensic recovery and comparison of DNA profiles. This innovative volume demonstrates that contemporary exhumations are as much a source of personal, historical, and criminal evidence as instruments of redress for victims through legal accountability and memory politics.Contributors: Zoë Crossland, Francisco Ferrándiz, Luis Fondebrider, Iosif Kovras, Heonik Kwon, Isaias Rojas-Perez, Antonius C. G. M. Robben, Elena Lesley, Katerina Stefatos, Francesc Torres, Sarah Wagner, Richard Ashby Wilson.
Introduction: The Ethnography of Exhumations
Chapter 1 Forensic Anthropology and the Investigation of Political Violence
Chapter 2: Exhumations, Territoriality, and Necropolitics in Chile and Argentina
Chapter 3. Korean War Mass Graves
Chapter 4. Mass Graves, Landscapes of Terror
Chapter 5. The Quandaries of Partial and Commingled Remains
Photo Essay: 9/11: Absence, Sediment, and Memory
Chapter 6. Buried Silences of the Greek Civil War
Chapter 7. Death in Transition
Chapter 8. Death on Display
- Includes index.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Jun 2020)
- Ferr�ndiz, Francisco, editor., Editor,
Robben, Antonius C. G. M., editor., Editor,
Wilson, Richard Ashby
- Publisher Number:
- 10.9783/9780812291322 doi
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