Destruction and human remains [electronic resource] : Disposal and concealment in genocide and mass violence / edited by Élisabeth Anstett & Jean-Marc Dreyfus.
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- Human remains and violence.
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Human remains and violence
1 online resource (xiii, 248 pages )
- Mass murder.
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- Homicide -- history.
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- This text investigates a crucial question frequently neglected in academic debate in the fields of mass violence and genocide studies: what is done to the bodies of the victims after they are killed? In the context of mass violence, death does not constitute the end of the executors' work. Their victims' remains are often treated and manipulated in very specific ways, amounting in some cases to true social engineering, often with remarkable ingenuity. To address these seldom-documented phenomena, this volume includes chapters based on extensive primary and archival research to explore why, how, and by whom these acts have been committed through recent history.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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- Dreyfus, Jean-Marc, editor.
Gessat-Anstett, Élisabeth, editor.
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