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Burying the victims of Europe’s border in a Tunisian coastal town
Valentina Zagaria

The Mediterranean Sea has recently become the deadliest of borders for illegalised travellers. The victims of the European Union’s liquid border are also found near North African shores. The question of how and where to bury these unknown persons has recently come to the fore in Zarzis, a coastal town in south-east Tunisia. Everyone involved in these burials – the coastguards, doctors, Red Crescent volunteers, municipality employees – agree that what they are doing is ‘wrong’. It is neither dignified nor respectful to the dead, as the land used as a cemetery is an old waste dump, and customary attitudes towards the dead are difficult to realise. This article will first trace how this situation developed, despite the psychological discomfort of all those affected. It will then explore how the work of care and dignity emerges within this institutional chain, and what this may tell us about what constitutes the concept of the human.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Time and space in family migrant networks between Kosovo and western Europe
Carolin Leutloff-Grandits

Serbian-dominated army, as well as prosecution and violence. They urgently needed to get out of the country. Political motives for outmigration were added to economic ones. At the same time it was increasingly difficult to cross the border between Kosovo and the European Union (EU), as European border regimes tightened after 1992 and the Yugoslav passport lost its function (Fassmann and Münz 1996; Bauböck and Perchinig 2006). Suddenly, the border became a solid membrane for Kosovo Albanians as well. Migration into western European countries was restricted to those

in Migrating borders and moving times
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Deaths at sea and unidentified bodies in Lesbos
Iosif Kovras and Simon Robins

8 Missing migrants: deaths at sea and unidentified bodies in Lesbos Iosif Kovras and Simon Robins1 Migrant deaths at sea In March 2013, a body was found on the shores of Eressos, the village where Sappho the poetess was born, in the west of the island of Lesbos (Dimopoulou 2013). The young woman was the daughter of a Syrian family who had fled the Syrian conflict and sought asylum in the European Union (EU) by crossing the Aegean from Turkey. The girl’s mother and sister were also found dead on the same day on the shores of neighbouring villages. The two girls

in Migrating borders and moving times
Olivier Thomas Kramsch

temporalities’, as well as to ‘other borders’ located far from the dividing line being traversed by the individual border crosser. Importantly for our argument, the concept of horizon works within and across the grain of different regimes of state-centric visibility, and is rooted in 28 Migrating borders and moving times the premise that both within the internal borders of the European Union (EU) as well as at its outer edges the panoptic visual power of state governmentality is always partial, never fully effective in classifying and ordering the myriad elements of

in Migrating borders and moving times
Kathryn Cassidy

trading in the Ukrainian–Romanian borderlands The Ukrainian–Romanian border can be seen to represent what classically has been termed the emergence of the ‘golden curtain’ (Allina-Pisano 2009) in Europe, i.e. the appearance of new inequalities between those post-socialist/post-Soviet countries, which have or have not achieved greater integration within the global economy primarily through membership of the European Union (EU). In the Ukrainian community of Diyalivtsi, which is only 1 km from the Romanian border and just 4 km from the region’s major road crossing with

in Migrating borders and moving times
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Lorenzo Ferrarini and Nicola Scaldaferri

initiatives are often directly or indirectly funded by the European Union, via the creation of registers of intangible heritage in which the safeguard of cultural heritage overlaps with the creation of tourism packages. In 2014, for example, the regional government of Basilicata created a list of items of intangible cultural heritage (DGR 1198/2014) that was intended to ‘adopt future policies … funded by EU, state and regional resources … and to promote public cultural heritage for the benefit of tourism’. 2 This list was established on the basis of a self

in Sonic ethnography
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Tracing relatedness and diversity in the Albanian–Montenegrin borderland
Jelena Tošić

historic acceptance of diversity. In this context, ethno-religious conflict would potentially imply forging war not only against friends and neighbours – as was the tragic case in former Yugoslavia – but also against one’s next of kin.22 This, however, is particularly unlikely in a society where kinship remains the basis of identification, social cohesion and everyday life, and implies deep historical knowledge23 and a central reference point for belonging. What are the implications of the encounter between European Union (EU) multicultural policies and this historic and

in Migrating borders and moving times
Corpse, bodypolitics and contestation in contemporary Guatemala
Ninna Nyberg Sørensen

: GHRC/USA), ProgressAgainstImpunity.pdf. Heinrich Böll Stiftung, 2009, From Mexico to Lima: Feminicide: A Global Phenomenon? (Brussels: Heinrich Böll Stiftung/The European Union). Hernández-Salazar, D., 2000, So That All Shall Know/Para que todos lo sepan, photographs by Daniel Hernández-Salazar, ed. Oscar Iván Maldonado (Austin: University of Texas Press). International Crisis Group, 2011, ‘Guatemala: Drug Trafficking and Violence’, Latin American Report 39, 11 October 2011. Lagarde, M., 2006, Feminicidio: una perspectiva

in Governing the dead
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Crossing borders, changing times
Madeleine Hurd, Hastings Donnan, and Carolin Leutloff-Grandits

and enduring traces of border movement (Green 2012: 585). In Chapter 1, Kramsch explores a tidemark-like layering of time and space along the 4 Migrating borders and moving times border between Germany and the Netherlands. At one time heavily patrolled, the Dutch/German border has been reduced to near-insignificance by recent European Union (EU) decisions; but borderland signifiers encourage observers to remember and challenge both past and present meanings. The border can, therefore, be seen as a montage which gives time a spatial representation for those who

in Migrating borders and moving times