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Chowra Makaremi

possesses an internal coherence anchored in a theological ideology, and the unleashing of a destructive undertaking. Thus, the dialogue between the Islamic judge and the narrator, an official from the Ministry of Justice, hinges on the fact that the cadavers were allegedly produced without a legal judgement, without a preliminary death sentence, which is judged unthinkable. A majority of the documented cases of the suppression of Iranian citizens in the 1980s are indeed the product of the judicial and peni­tentiary systems, as we will see below. What is at issue, more

in Destruction and human remains
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Borders, ticking clocks and timelessness among temporary labour migrants in Israel
Robin A. Harper and Hani Zubida

overlook both simultaneity and the meanings attached to space and time (Urry 1991; Rose 1993; Moss 2010). That is not to say that all aspects of life are temporal; they are not. However, they are nonetheless constrained by our own organic, psychological, cultural and other internal and external environments (Elchardus and Smits 2006). In thinking about this functionality of the ordering of time, Parsons (1951: 301) noted that people acted ‘so that different times are set apart for different activities, with different people’. That is, we simplify our understandings of

in Migrating borders and moving times
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Crossing borders, changing times
Madeleine Hurd, Hastings Donnan and Carolin Leutloff-Grandits

the struggle to define and delimit personal identities, both on the part of the state and of those who oppose it’. This is often most visibly played out in the asymmetrical intimacy of border encounters (Lauth Bacas and Kavanagh 2013) when, alongside the rise of biometrics and sophisticated surveillance technologies, bodies may be physically searched for external or internal evidence of irregularity. This public penetration of the personal and exposure of the intimate by strangers once again recalls the concept of liminality where usual conventions of time, space

in Migrating borders and moving times
Joost Fontein

the discovery and exhumations of human remains at Chibondo were announced in March 2011, they became mired in controversies that reflected the politics of the dead I have been describing. Like state commemoration in the 1980s and 1990s, initial concerns circulated around the highly politicised and partisan nature of the exhumations. The enormous attention the exhumations received from the state-controlled, ZANU-PF-aligned print and broadcast media fed claims that this was an exercise in ZANU-PF propaganda, in the face of waning popularity, worsening internal

in Governing the dead