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2015 ). Gilroy's ‘black Atlantic’ as a transnational cultural space of struggle, communication, memory-work, history-making and political critique is constituted by soul, reggae, Afrobeat and hip-hop musicians as well as the poets, novelists and scholars who have expressed written black thought (Gilroy 1993 ). Their music takes its sonic and embodied forms because of the movements of people, capital, technologies and sounds that resulted from European colonialism, Africans' enslavement and what this violence left behind (Weheliye 2005 ). Simultaneously, it is part

in Race and the Yugoslav region
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considered the fate of corpses during the phase of destruction, that is to say at the time of the massacres themselves,5 before finally examining the search for bodies and, where possible, their identification, focusing on the ‘forensic turn’ in the last part of the twentieth century that appears to have been a key development.6 Although they might seem quite distinct, these three stages in the treatment of corpses  –​destruction, search and identification, 3 Introduction  3 return to society  –​are closely linked, and it is crucial to consider them together in order to

in Human remains in society
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A multidisciplinary perspective

assignment of preferences to new goods is not possible, he introduces the concept of ‘characteristics’, which he calls in an earlier version ‘satisfactions’. In doing so, he applies an analogy from production theory: goods are seen as inputs to a process in which satisfactions/characteristics are the outputs. There is a given, objective relationship between consumer items and wants described by the concept ‘consumption technology’. In a developed economy, the number of goods is much higher than the number of characteristics – meaning simply that one good can serve more

in Innovation by demand
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Memory and popular film

As a technology able to picture and embody the temporality of the past, cinema has become central to the mediation of memory in modern cultural life. While, in representational terms, the past has been figured in variations of the history film, the costume drama and the heritage picture from early cinema to the present, rituals of remembrance have come to surround the culture of film. Whether in the

in Memory and popular film

theses are explored. The analysis focuses on five common aspects that reveal a central dominant representation of social change: the identification of exogenous transformative forces, disciplinary imperatives, historical convergence, social prescription and the death of conflict. I argue that it is these assumptions about social change that underpin and perpetuate the contemporary discourse of imperative labour flexibility. Flexibility itself has an amorphous quality that allows it to be applied ‘flexibly’ to describe the many facets of the contemporary restructuring

in Globalisation contested

thinking and attitude of the villagers. Nature of partnerships Sriniketan’s strategy for its rural reconstruction interventions had been to work with Village Development Societies (VDS). A VDS is a registered communitybased youth organization. The executive members of VDS comprised cultivators, students and schoolteachers. Again, though, participation of women was limited. VDS were selected based on the credibility of the organization in the area and its experience and commitment towards rural welfare. After identification of prospective VDS, REC empowered them as

in Knowledge, democracy and action
Lessons for critical security studies?

establishment of institutions of regulation, control, and correction of types of mobilities construed as imperfect, with the ultimate goal of settling down populations and improving their utility and docility (Aradau and Blanke 2010 ). In line with John Torpey’s ( 2000 ) compelling analysis of how passports and identification documents are to be viewed as the products of elaborate bureaucracies devoted to

in Security/ Mobility
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Security/ Mobility and politics of movement

. In order to do so, borders undergo restructuring and reorganisation into flexible filters that rely on accumulated knowledge about passers-through; data on travellers and goods now easily supersedes the speed of physical bodies and subsequently can be analysed and acted upon long before the arrival of an actual aircraft or sea vessel; and new technologies such as radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and GPS satellites

in Security/ Mobility
From starving children to satirical saviours

encounter only fragments of humanitarian stories, which fit the commercial design of the platform. The process that commodifies the lives of people living in poverty, and the contextual politics, are excluded. However, as ‘walkers’ users are positioned as practitioners, who have the ability to participate in their News Feed as a site of practice. The way in which technologies change the request for

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
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The politics of exhumation in post-genocide Rwanda

the Rwandan Patriotic Army, the only stable institution in Rwanda. Such mass exhumations of bodies were particularly widespread in the Butare prefecture, where the Commission for the Re-launch of Pastoral Activities encouraged debate on the place that should be given to the dead of the genocide and the importance of giving victims a decent burial.5 Public exhumations were organized, during which survivors would look for any trace of their loved ones’ clothes or other objects. Where identification was possible, survivors generally wished to bury the bodies on the

in Human remains and identification