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Claudia Merli
Trudi Buck

This article considers the contexts and processes of forensic identification in 2004 post-tsunami Thailand as examples of identity politics. The presence of international forensic teams as carriers of diverse technical expertise overlapped with bureaucratic procedures put in place by the Thai government. The negotiation of unified forensic protocols and the production of estimates of identified nationals straddle biopolitics and thanatocracy. The immense identification task testified on the one hand to an effort to bring individual bodies back to mourning families and national soils, and on the other hand to determining collective ethnic and national bodies, making sense out of an inexorable and disordered dissolution of corporeal as well as political boundaries. Individual and national identities were the subject of competing efforts to bring order to,the chaos, reaffirming the cogency of the body politic by mapping national boundaries abroad. The overwhelming forensic effort required by the exceptional circumstances also brought forward the socio-economic and ethnic disparities of the victims, whose post-mortem treatment and identification traced an indelible divide between us and them.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal
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The Algerian war and the ‘emancipation’ of Muslim women, 1954–62

In May 1958, and four years into the Algerian War of Independence, a revolt again appropriated the revolutionary and republican symbolism of the French Revolution by seizing power through a Committee of Public Safety. This book explores why a repressive colonial system that had for over a century maintained the material and intellectual backwardness of Algerian women now turned to an extensive programme of 'emancipation'. After a brief background sketch of the situation of Algerian women during the post-war decade, it discusses the various factors contributed to the emergence of the first significant women's organisations in the main urban centres. It was only after the outbreak of the rebellion in 1954 and the arrival of many hundreds of wives of army officers that the model of female interventionism became dramatically activated. The French military intervention in Algeria during 1954-1962 derived its force from the Orientalist current in European colonialism and also seemed to foreshadow the revival of global Islamophobia after 1979 and the eventual moves to 'liberate' Muslim societies by US-led neo-imperialism in Afghanistan and Iraq. For the women of Bordj Okhriss, as throughout Algeria, the French army represented a dangerous and powerful force associated with mass destruction, brutality and rape. The central contradiction facing the mobile socio-medical teams teams was how to gain the trust of Algerian women and to bring them social progress and emancipation when they themselves were part of an army that had destroyed their villages and driven them into refugee camps.

Charles V. Reed

justify the monarchy and the empire well into the twentieth century. At the same time, as the coronation durbar demonstrates, these ritual practices, which were limited and unstable from their inception, were increasingly undermined, delegitimised, and challenged by emerging mythologies of belonging and identity politics. * * * Royal tourists, colonial subjects

in Royal tourists, colonial subjects and the making of a British world, 1860–1911
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The dialectics of stereotyping – past and present
Sandra Jovchelovitch
Koji Yamamoto
, and
Peter Lake

that political debates today risk becoming (as they did in the early modern past) a peculiarly vicious form of identity politics played out on highly commercialised platforms, driven by a series of claims and counter-claims about whose stereotypes are true and whose false, whose are malign and whose benign. Given the contemporary format of the virtual public sphere, it may be the case that the dialectics of stereotyping identified in early modern England have set in with a vengeance. The growth of the participatory Web

in Stereotypes and stereotyping in early modern England
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(Post-)structuralism between France and the United States
Edward Baring

-Marxist perspective. But the Yale critics they attacked saw their work as a response to the political questions of the time, especially around what might loosely be called identity politics. 68 They argued that the New Critics had cut off their work from the political ferment occurring in America in the 1960s. Thus, for them, the attentiveness to aporia and contradiction provided a means to invest their readings with the type of political meaning that they noted had engulfed American society. Deconstructive reading could challenge

in Post-everything
Public knowledge and activism in the UK’s national health services
Ellen Stewart
Kathy Dodworth
, and
Angelo Ercia

Advice, Voluntary Action and Citizenship in England, 1890–1990 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2019) ; Sarah Chaney, ‘Am I a Researcher or a Self-Harmer? Mental Health, Objectivity and Identity Politics in History’, Social Theory & Health , vol. 18, no. 2 (2019), pp. 1–17 ; Jennifer Crane, Child Protection in England, 1960–2000: Expertise, Experience, and Emotion (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2018) . 28 Brown, Zavestoski, McCormick, Mayer, Morello-Frosch, and

in Posters, protests, and prescriptions
Angela Whitecross

in the UK. 60 There is perhaps no greater example of the intertwined relationship between the state, the NHS, and religion than that evidenced within the development of the NHS in Northern Ireland. Notably, Lawson’s reference to the NHS as a national religion is laden in that it was specific to England, 61 when indeed an NHS exists in all four nations in the UK. 62 Identity politics within the context of sectarian division had deep impacts on provision of healthcare, which was compounded by the geographical

in Posters, protests, and prescriptions
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Coreen Anne McGuire

. , ‘ Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity, Politics, and Violence against Women of Color ’, Stanford Law Review , 43 : 6 ( 1991 ), 1241 – 1299 , and for more of my analysis using this framework see Chapter 5 . 58 Quoted in Shakespeare , T. , ‘ Nasty, Brutish, and Short? On the Predicament of Disability and Embodiment ’, in J. E. Bickenback , F. Felder and B. Schmitz (eds), Disability and the Good Human Life ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2014 ), pp. 93 – 112 , p. 95. 59 Daniels , N. , ‘ Normal Functioning and the

in Measuring difference, numbering normal
Patrick Doyle

, Rural Reconstruction , 67. 60 Cormac Ó Gráda, ‘The Beginnings of the Irish Creamery System, 1880–1914’, Economic Review of History , 30.2 (1977), 284–305; William Jenkins, ‘Capitalists and Co-operators: Agricultural Transformation, Contested Space, and Identity Politics in South Tipperary, Ireland, 1890–1914’, Journal of Historical Geography , 30 (2004), 87–111. 61 Ingrid Henriksen, Eoin McLaughlin and Paul Sharp, ‘Contracts and Co-operation: the Relative Failure of the Irish Dairy Industry in the Late Nineteenth Century

in Civilising rural Ireland
Britishness, respectability, and imperial citizenship
Charles V. Reed

collaboration or resistance nor by identity politics of modern nationalism. The independent press: South Africa In South Africa, independent African newspapers were the products and by-products of evangelical missionary schools. In fact, the editors of Imvo Zabantsundu , the South African Spectator , and Izwi Labantu were all Christian mission students

in Royal tourists, colonial subjects and the making of a British world, 1860–1911