The intellectual influence of non-medical research on policy and practice in the Colonial Medical Service in Tanganyika and Uganda
town, and Ganda politics were
increasingly dominated by populist, anti-colonial agitators who
undermined the collaboration which had brought Buganda and the British
wealth and regional domination. 44 Yet this period, which brought such
administrative disillusionment, witnessed a flowering of medical and
socialscience research. The war years had interrupted the normal leave
pattern of the Ugandan
Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal is a biannual,
peer-reviewed publication which draws together the different strands of academic
research on the dead body and the production of human remains en masse, whether
in the context of mass violence, genocidal occurrences or environmental
disasters. Inherently interdisciplinary, the journal publishes papers from a
range of academic disciplines within the humanities, social sciences and natural
sciences. Human Remains and Violence invites contributions from scholars working
in a variety of fields and interdisciplinary research is especially welcome.
Frédéric Le Marcis, Luisa Enria, Sharon Abramowitz, Almudena-Mari Saez and Sylvain Landry B. Faye
rooted in the immediate turmoil surrounding the epidemic but
also in the deeper histories, social legacies and politics. In order to provide a
thick description of contestations over legitimacy, we pay particular attention to
the authority of those not formally recognised to have power – the
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socialsciences ( Bayart, 1989 ; Meillassoux, 1975 ). Cadets
sociaux are the opposite of elders or ‘doyens
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This book addresses the practices, treatment and commemoration of victims’ remains in post- genocide and mass violence contexts. Whether reburied, concealed, stored, abandoned or publically displayed, human remains raise a vast number of questions regarding their legal, ethical and social uses. Human Remains in Society will raise these issues by examining when, how and why bodies are hidden or exhibited. Using case studies from multiple continents, each chapter will interrogate their effect on human remains, either desired or unintended, on various political, cultural or religious practices. How, for instance, do issues of confiscation, concealment or the destruction of bodies and body parts in mass crime impact on transitional processes, commemoration or judicial procedures?
Human remains and identification presents a pioneering investigation into the practices and methodologies used in the search for and exhumation of dead bodies resulting from mass violence. Previously absent from forensic debate, social scientists and historians here confront historical and contemporary exhumations with the application of social context to create an innovative and interdisciplinary dialogue, enlightening the political, social and legal aspects of mass crime and its aftermaths. Through a ground-breaking selection of international case studies, Human remains and identification argues that the emergence of new technologies to facilitate the identification of dead bodies has led to a “forensic turn”, normalising exhumations as a method of dealing with human remains en masse. However, are these exhumations always made for legitimate reasons? Multidisciplinary in scope, the book will appeal to readers interested in understanding this crucial phase of mass violence’s aftermath, including researchers in history, anthropology, sociology, forensic science, law, politics and modern warfare.
In the first part, I portray civilisational analysis as a two-sided, multidimensional
field of the humanities and socialsciences. On one side, contemporary civilisational analysis has a delimited set of major problematics and analytics. On the
other side, it formed as a wide-ranging field of debate and has remained one.
Paradigmatically speaking, several questions are problematised in contemporary
civilisational analysis. Both the questions and the provisional answers given to
them shape the three specific images I discern in the field. What
Like all concepts in political theory,
gender has a history. Unlike most of these concepts, though, the history of
gender is comparatively short. The term itself originated in the nineteenth
century, arising in the context of descriptive and diagnostic socialsciences of human behaviour. It was only adopted into political theory, as a
result of a political process of struggle, about 100
The emergence of bioethics in British universities
academics in the humanities and socialsciences to work on more ‘applied’
subjects such as bioethics. This combination of factors shaped the
Centre for Social Ethics and Policy (CSEP) at the University of
Manchester, which was established in 1986 by the philosopher John
Harris, the lawyer Margaret Brazier, the theologian Anthony Dyson
and the student health physician Mary Lobjoit. CSEP’s establishment reflected Harris’s interest in bioethics, Brazier’s work on tort
law and medical negligence, Dyson’s belief that theology should
engage with practical issues, and Lobjoit