Rumours of bones and the remembrance of an exterminated people in Newfoundland - the emotive immateriality of human remains
See F. Stepputat (ed.), Governing the Dead: Sovereignty and the Politics
of Dead Bodies (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2014); K.
Verdery, The Political Lives of Dead Bodies: Reburial and Postsocialist
Change (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999).
2 See Verdery, The Political Lives of Dead Bodies, pp. 27–9; H. Williams,
‘Death warmed up: the agency of bodies and bones in EarlyAnglo-Saxon
cremation rites’, Journal of Material Culture, 9:3 (2004), 263–91.
3 See L. Renshaw, ‘Missing bodies near at hand: the dissonant memory and
The afterlives of human remains at the Bełzec extermination camp
11 By taking the tooth from the site of the former camp, Lea Rosh to some
extent violated the legally binding and commonly accepted rule according to which ‘no “property interest” exists in a dead body’. Essentially,
a body is irreducible to and should not become a private possession of
12 D. Posel and P. Gupta, ‘The life of the corpse: framing reflections and
questions’, African Studies, 68 (2009), 299.
13 See H. Williams, ‘Death warmed up: the agency of bodies and bones in earlyAngloSaxon cremation rites’, Journal of Material Culture, 9