Human Remains and Violence, Volume 7, Issue 1 is now available!


Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal is a biannual, peer-reviewed publication which draws together the different strands of academic research on the dead body and the production of human remains en masse, whether in the context of mass violence, genocidal occurrences or environmental disasters.

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African cities and collaborative futures


African cities and collaborative futures: Urban platforms and metropolitan logistics brings together scholars from across the globe to discuss the nature of African cities – the interactions of residents with infrastructure, energy, housing, safety and sustainability, seen through local narratives and theories. This groundbreaking collection, drawing on a variety of fields and extensive first-hand research, offers a fresh perspective on some of the most pressing issues confronting urban Africa in the twenty-first century.

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Progress and pathology


This collaborative volume explores changing perceptions of health and disease in the context of the burgeoning global modernities of the nineteenth century.

With case studies from Britain, America , France , Germany, Finland, Bengal , China and the South Pacific, it demonstrates how popular and medical understandings of the mind and body were reframed by the social, cultural and political structures of ‘modern life ’.

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