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Suhad Daher-Nashif

This article aims to shed light on the post-mortem practices for Palestinian dead bodies when there is suspicion of human rights violations by Israeli military forces. By focusing on the case of Omran Abu Hamdieh from Al-Khalil (Hebron), the article explores the interactions between Palestinian social-institutional agents, Israeli military forces and international medico-legal agents. Drawing on ethnographic and archival data, the article explores how the intersectionality between the various controlling powers is inscribed over the Palestinian dead bodies and structures their death rites. The article claims that inviting foreign medico-legal experts in the Palestinian context could reveal the true death story and the human rights violations, but also reaffirms the sovereignty of the Israeli military forces over the Palestinian dead and lived bodies.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal
David Lloyd’s work
Laura Chrisman

chapter7 21/12/04 11:19 am Page 127 7 Theorising race, racism and culture: David Lloyd’s work My focus here is an important and influential article by postcolonial scholar David Lloyd, ‘Race Under Representation’, published in the 1991 ‘Neo-Colonialism’ issue of Oxford Literary Review.1 Lloyd sets out to explain ‘how the meshing of racial formations can take place between various levels and spheres of social practice, as, for example, between political and cultural spheres or between the individual and the national level’ (p. 63). A central argument of his

in Postcolonial contraventions
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Postcolonial governance and the policing of family
Author: Joe Turner

Bordering intimacy is a study of how borders and dominant forms of intimacy, such as family, are central to the governance of postcolonial states such as Britain. The book explores the connected history between contemporary border regimes and the policing of family with the role of borders under European and British empires. Building upon postcolonial, decolonial and black feminist theory, the investigation centres on how colonial bordering is remade in contemporary Britain through appeals to protect, sustain and make family life. Not only was family central to the making of colonial racism but claims to family continue to remake, shore up but also hide the organisation of racialised violence in liberal states. Drawing on historical investigations, the book investigates the continuity of colonial rule in numerous areas of contemporary government – family visa regimes, the policing of sham marriages, counterterror strategies, deprivation of citizenship, policing tactics, integration policy. In doing this, the book re-theorises how we think of the connection between liberal government, race, family, borders and empire. In using Britain as a case, this opens up further insights into the international/global circulations of liberal empire and its relationship to violence.

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Kinneret Lahad

representing a hope and a gratifying experience to a frustration, an illusion, and a form of indefinite distress (ibid., 39). Indeed, we wait in waiting rooms, we stand in lines, we enroll ourselves on waiting lists. Waiting is a significant part of our social lives and everyday schedules; it is an inherent side-effect of bureaucratic logic and religious beliefs, and is incorporated into a wide variety of social practices. It also plays a central role in our daily social WAITING AND QUEUING 95 existence and knowledge, as it guides everything from mundane conversation

in A table for one
A review and manifesto
Alan Warde

. Collective practices, reproduced and improvised upon by the agents conducting them, lie at the centre of the recommended approach of consumption. Many things can be meaningfully consumed only within the boundaries of practices which are social, cumulative and governed by convention. Outside of social practices, much consumer behaviour does not make sense. The collective development of a practice is a source of innovation in demand. As Swann (Chapter 3 of this volume) notes, Alfred Marshall conceived of the expansion of demand as a process whereby activities generated wants

in Innovation by demand
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Changing meanings of the countryside in northern Italy
Jaro Stacul

that many of these believe they have the right to enjoy; namely, a space embodied in practices that do not include work but walking, picking mushrooms and berries, fishing, etc. Even for those who were born and raised in the area, the valley is embedded in a set of social practices, and in the remainder of this chapter I will discuss how some of these practices affect past and present understandings of the countryside itself. In the villages of Caoria and Ronco, locals evoke the social practices of the ‘old days’ when they complain about the fact that the place is no

in Alternative countrysides
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Quality and processes of qualification
Mark Harvey, Andrew McMeekin, and Alan Warde

thus changes not only physical quality, but the scales on which food may be evaluated and judged. Europeans adopted the food ingredient rather than the cooking technique, unaware of its virtues. One can usefully question the relation between TV cookery programmes and actual domestic cooking, from none, where the function is pure entertainment, to significant, where the aim is primarily pedagogic. But, in both extremes these media-generated cultures of cooking, and then the social practices of cooking, take the quality of food beyond the act of purchase and beyond

in Qualities of food
Mark Tomlinson and Andrew McMeekin

socially qualified. … The dialectic of conditions and habitus is the basis of an alchemy which transforms the distribution of capital, the balance sheet of a power relation, into a system of perceived differences, distinctive properties, that is, a distribution of symbolic capital, legitimate capital, whose objective truth is misrecognised. Bourdieu (1984, p. 101) reduces social practices to the following ‘equation’: { (habitus) (capital) } + field = practice What this implies is that an agent’s behaviour is governed by a combination of three factors: the habitus itself

in Innovation by demand
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Senses of country living in a Basque-speaking village
Kepa Fernández De Larrinoa

) the baserritarrak, the farmers who live in farmhouses set far apart from each other. The confluence of these three residential styles in present day Alkiza has led to an unprecedented social and cultural experience for its inhabitants. The question is, what kind of relations are there between the people who live in the farmhouses and those who live in flats or villas? Farms, flat, and villas 111 For those born in Alkiza and nearby villages, there are certain social practices still in use which communicate a sense of exclusion or belonging, for example the

in Alternative countrysides
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Roslyn Kerr

technology develops separately from the social context where it is used, but that, once used, it then determines social practice (Roe Smith and Marx, 1994 ). At the other extreme end, it is theorised that technology and its resulting consequences are initiated entirely by social actors, a theory that falls under the vague category of the social shaping of technology, or SST (Bijker and Law, 1992 ; Mackenzie and Wajcman, 1999 ; Rosen, 1993 ; Varney, 2002 ). For example, Rosen ( 1993 ) argued that the specific design of the mountain

in Sport and technology