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The violent pursuit of cultural sovereignty during authoritarian rule in Argentina
Antonius C.G.M. Robben

illustrates this contest. Rather than being assassinated together with thousands of other disappeared citizens, she was forced into a rehabilitation programme to dispel her revolutionary ideas and instil notions of order, hierarchy, discipline and morality. Based on in-depth interviews with key actors during the dictatorship and the analysis of newspapers, secret army documents and official reports, this chapter examines the governing of the disappeared-living and the disappeared-dead in Argentina between 1976 and 1983 by an authoritarian regime which was convinced that the

in Governing the dead
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Corpse-work in the prehistory of political boundaries
Richard Kernaghan

she waits there for Charapa I walk several yards to set the bags down on drier ground. I then turn around to take a few snapshots: of the boatman and his helper heaving the motorbike onto shore, but also of the lone remaining passenger – a man in an orange jersey and dark jeans, who sits perched on the boat’s edge, casually flipping the pages of a newspaper. While I have this man in my frame, Charapa rides by and up the bank. Tina follows behind on foot towards a dirt trail that disappears from view into a grassy thicket. After handing the boatman a ten-sol note I

in Governing the dead
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Portraying the exhumation and reburial of Polish Jewish Holocaust victims in the pages of yizkor books
Gabriel N. Finder

Dos naje lebn, the popular Yiddish-language newspaper published by the Central Committee of Polish Jews. ‘After the ceremony’, Frenkel writes, ‘Rabbi Kahane and the editor Mirski told me that they had no words to express everything that they experienced here. What they saw here today they have never seen in any other town in Poland!’14 Several photographs of the event that appear in the Skierniewice yizkor book attest to the solemnity of the occasion.15 In one a group of some thirty solemn-looking survivors surround the grave and the monument (Figure 2.2). Frenkel

in Human remains and identification
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Crossing borders, changing times
Madeleine Hurd, Hastings Donnan, and Carolin Leutloff-Grandits

sunset, local tasks, the people one meets and one’s daily routines). It provides us with a non-personal, non-local time measured in hours so scientifically uniform that all can relate to it, no matter who or where one is. Most of us, of course, also relate to national times – the clocks by which national politics are set, the shared times of a given nation’s newspaper-readers. National time is inseparably linked to nation-states and their polity borders, which legitimate themselves by establishing national histories – stories of heroic people performing historic acts

in Migrating borders and moving times
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Machines of mass incineration in fact, fiction, and forensics
Robert Jan van Pelt

5 Sinnreich erdacht: machines of mass incineration in fact, fiction, and forensics Robert Jan van Pelt 1 On burning people, and corpses On 10 May 1933, students at the University of Berlin threw 25,000 books on a large pyre located in the square in front of the university. In the days that followed, gleeful students mounted book burnings at all the major universities in Germany. Newspapers from as far afield as China and Japan printed photographic and descriptive images of this violence. The world sensed that some kind of terrible rupture of civilization was

in Destruction and human remains
Massacres, missing corpses, and silence in a Bosnian community
Max Bergholz

] Lični arhiv Esada Bibanovića (LAEB) [personal archive of Esad Bibanović], Sarajevo: Lični fond Esada Bibanovića [personal collection of Esad Bibanović] Interviews Anonymous informant, 24 September 2008 (location withheld) Adem Dervišević, 6 October 2008, in Klisa Derviš Dervišević, 1 and 5 October 2008, in Klisa Ale Galijašević, 12 October 2008, in Kulen Vakuf Sead Kadić, 3 November 2008, in Bihać Derviš Kurtagić, 9 November 2006, in Kulen Vakuf Maho Vazović, 24 September 2008, in Kulen Vakuf Newspapers Krajina: list Saveza socijalističkog radnog naroda bihačkog sreza

in Destruction and human remains