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Embodying the disappeared of the Argentinian dictatorship through law
Sévane Garibian

2 Seeking the dead among the living: embodying the disappeared of the Argentinian dictatorship through law 1 Sévane Garibian Y así seguimos andando curtidos de soledad, y en nosotros nuestros muertos pa’ que nadie quede atrás. (Atahualpa Yupanqui 2) Introduction The state policy of enforced disappearances in Argentina, planned and implemented during the military dictatorship of 1976–83, still has a striking effect today: in the absence of any corpses of the disappeared, the families seek the dead among the living. Their quest through the law embodies the

in Human remains and mass violence
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Deaths at sea and unidentified bodies in Lesbos
Iosif Kovras
Simon Robins

– or unwilling – to enforce legal norms at its borders when they concern dead migrants. In Lesbos the result is that locally formed perspectives can challenge, in a limited way, the biopolitical discourse of the centre. The practical orientation of this work seeks to address how the periphery can influence the centre, and how state policy can be impacted by those who live at the border and who actively resist both the securitisation agenda and the racialised neglect of migrant bodies. The body of the dead migrant, found within the territorial borders of the EU but

in Migrating borders and moving times
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Borders, ticking clocks and timelessness among temporary labour migrants in Israel
Robin A. Harper
Hani Zubida

arrested. She rationalised the state action regardless of the significant harm this will do to her personally. I don’t have any bad feelings about Israel or the immigration police. They are just doing their jobs. I know that [being in Israel without a visa] is a criminal offence, for being here and being an immigrant. I think there is a reason for everything … They are right to send me back. They want me to go back. I should go back. Here, rupture is immediate and expected. The TLM knows that this is the state policy, and even though she sought to extend her stay

in Migrating borders and moving times
Plaza de Armas – Colectivo MapsUrbe

everything. So, that’s why it’s like such a distant space, something foreign. It was 1818 when Bernardo O’Higgins, ‘the father’ of the Chilean republic, claimed ‘we are all Chileans’. After 1823, he stated that it was key for state policy to eliminate the so-called pueblos de indios , assimilating the indigenous population into the recently founded republic. 4 It was not only O’Higgins. Pinochet also used to say: ‘We are all Chileans.’ We

in Performing the jumbled city