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Pat Jackson’s White Corridors

taking a blood sample from Tommy, he has, by a careless – and plausibly ‘Freudian’ – slip of the needle, infected himself; and when, predictably, he in turn fails to respond to orthodox treatment, he urges Sophie to inject him with the unauthorised experimental serum, even though both realise that his death would then result in criminal charges against her. His decline, and the devastating death of Tommy

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Factions or parties?

, for they envisaged the possibility of any of the Rockingham, Grenville and Bedford groups becoming ministerial partners with Chatham. In 1767 the Bedford-Grenville alliance ended when the Bedfords joined the Chatham group in office. This last combination was also the basis of the Grafton ministry at the end of the 1760s, facing opposition from the factions of Rockingham and Grenville. The North ministry, in so far as it related to this decade of faction, was based on the remnants of the Bedford and Grenville groups, which began to disintegrate after the deaths of

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NATO-led bombing of Bosnian Serb positions in 1995, and rump-Yugoslavia in 1999, demonstrated that violence against minorities (at least in Europe) would not be tolerated indefinitely. Once Roy Gutman’s lead article in Newsday in 1992 – ‘The Death Camps of Bosnia’ – established the Moslems as victims of seemingly Nazi-esque atrocities, America seriously began to get involved.7 Sadly, such intervention, even if too late to prevent the horrors of Manjaća, Omarska, and Trnopolje, was not to be found at all in Rwanda, East Timor, or Chechnya. The rise of Non

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The status of bodies in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge genocide

should have suffered disproportionately under Pol Pot’s regime. As the historian David Chandler has noted: the worst conditions of all were probably in dambon [Khmer Rouge district] 2 and 6 in Pursat,[9] where new people were made to carve villages out of malarial forest. In these zones, deaths from starvation, disease and overwork were frequent, while CPK [Communist Party of Kampuchea] cadre[s] suffered from regional purges in 1976 and 1978. They were replaced, here and in the northwest, by cadres brought in from the Southwestern Zone, the area controlled by Ta Mok

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Colonialism and Native Health nursing in New Zealand, 1900–40

scale of the problem Māori health was indisputably poor around the turn of the twentieth century relative to the local Pakeha (non-Māori) population. New Zealand became a British colony in 1840 and this was followed by an exponential increase in the European population, as well as a fall in the Māori population. Census data show that Māori population had declined from approximately 56,000 in 1857 to 42,000 in 1896.6 There were no accurate data on births and deaths, since Māori were not required by law to register births and deaths until the 1912 Births and Deaths

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Sol Plaatje and W.E.B.Du Bois

nationalist self and other is sharpest in the most openly autobiographical discourse of Plaatje’s text, the chapter devoted to the death of his infant son which is directly lifted from Du Bois’s own chapter on the passing of his first-born. Du Bois never tells us his child’s name. This suggests that the child is to be viewed not as an individual but as an anonymous representative of his race. His name is, effectively, ‘Negro and a Negro’s son’ (p. 170). Since the son is an abstraction for the race, his loss comes to represent the losses experienced by the race as a whole

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Challenges and technological solutions to the ­identification of individuals in mass grave scenarios in the modern context

6 A mere technical exercise? Challenges and technological solutions to the ­identification of individuals in mass grave scenarios in the modern context Gillian Fowler and Tim Thompson Introduction The identification of individuals from mass grave contexts is a difficult process which is made more challenging by a variety of taphonomic and situational variables, such as cause of death, number of bodies present, disturbance of the grave, climatic conditions, and the time since death. Clothing, personal effects, and type of burial have traditionally been used as

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Feminist aesthetics, negativity and semblance

importantly, why her own approach to women’s art is ‘beyond’ aesthetics. Although it seems new in the context of feminism, this claim about the impossibility of feminist aesthetics is after all strangely familiar – it inadvertently repeats the Hegelian thesis of the death of art without any awareness of the long history of the critical engagements with this 52 Positions thesis.4 Hegel’s claim, let us recall, does not announce the end of artistic production but rather points to the eclipse of the inherent and irreducible social function of art, which for that reason ‘no

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the bondsman is a dependent consciousness ‘whose essential nature is simply to live or to be for another’ (Hegel 1977 : 115). Hegel does not explain the provenance of this sudden inequality that is injected into the dialectical unfolding of Geist . Nonetheless, Hegel proceeds to script a life and death struggle between lord and bondsman to be recognized as an independent self

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Sarah Bernhardt, Queen Elizabeth and the development of motion pictures

magical powers of healing; through their sacred touch they were thought to cure their subjects of epilepsy and tuberculosis. Distributing so-called cramp rings that they consecrated through their touch, these monarchs sought to heal the sick even beyond the boundaries of their own state. 1 Bernhardt’s Queen Elizabeth tells the story of a royal ring’s failure to deliver the Queen’s favourite from death

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