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Curation and exhibition in the aftermath of genocide and mass-violence

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?

Reasonable tolerance

The idea of toleration as the appropriate response to difference has been central to liberal thought since Locke. Although the subject has been widely and variously explored, there has been reluctance to acknowledge the new meaning that current debates offer on toleration. This book starts from a clear recognition of the new terms of the debate, reflecting the capacity of seeing the other's viewpoint, and the limited extent to which toleration can be granted. Theoretical statements on toleration posit at the same time its necessity in democratic societies, and its impossibility as a coherent ideal. There are several possible objections to, and ways of developing the ideal of, reasonable tolerance as advocated by John Rawls and by some other supporters of political liberalism. The first part of the book explores some of them. In some real-life conflicts, it is unclear on whom the burden of reasonableness may fall. This part discusses the reasonableness of pluralism, and general concept and various more specific conceptions of toleration. The forces of progressive politics have been divided into two camps: redistribution and recognition. The second part of the book is an attempt to explore the internal coherence of such a transformation when applied to different contexts. It argues that openness to others in discourse, and their treatment as free and equal, is part of a kind of reflexive toleration that pertains to public communication in the deliberative context. Social ethos, religious discrimination and education are discussed in connection with tolerance.

The victims' struggle for recognition and recurring genocide memories in Namibia
Vilho Amukwaya Shigwedha

for exporting to Europe via the Cape. Although most of the skulls and skeletons were shipped to Germany from their transit in Cape Town, it is generally understood that a number of human remains from German South-​ West Africa did not travel beyond Cape Town harbour. However, the skulls that arrived in Germany became important realia, raw materials for racial scientific studies. This practice underpins ‘what has become to be known as race science of the nineteenth Century’.4 198 198   Human remains in society A number of recently published scholarly works on the

in Human remains in society
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2 2 2 2 Editorial Colombo Pamela October 2016 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 10.7227/HRV.2.2.1 Honouring, commemorating, compensating: state and civil society in response to victims of the armed conflict in the Ixil region (Guatemala) Duterme Clara October 2016 2 2 2 2 3 3 20 20 10.7227/HRV.2.2.2 Among bodies: reflections on ethnographic work and the repercussions of

Matthew S. Weinert

11 Recognition in and of World Society Matthew S. Weinert Why ‘recognition’? The term resonates differently and has distinctive implications depending on its use. The first is grammatical: to recognize something is to comprehend some

in Recognition and Global Politics
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Reasonable tolerance
Catriona McKinnon and Dario Castiglione

MCKIN 1/10/2003 10:15 AM Page 1 Introduction: reasonable tolerance Catriona McKinnon and Dario Castiglione Theory and practice are often at odds. Yet there is something particularly strange in the way in which the received theory and the presumed practice of toleration in contemporary societies seem to go their separate ways. Theoretical statements on toleration posit at the same time its necessity in democratic societies, and its impossibility as a coherent ideal.1 In her introduction to a comprehensive collection on tolerance and intolerance in modern life

in The culture of toleration in diverse societies
Jonathan Wolff

nature of a tolerant society, which is our central concern here. Yet there are bound to be some similarities (I will return to this later), and I think we have seen enough to be sympathetic to the idea that, in general, toleration requires an ‘overcoming’. Thus, although it doesn’t follow that we must see things this way, it makes sense to think of toleration as a particular process, and of a tolerant society as one that develops in a particular way. In other words, a tolerant society is one that has a certain dynamics. To bring this out it will be helpful to contrast

in The culture of toleration in diverse societies
Neil McNaughton

Issues concerning women Racial issues and the multicultural society 106 8 ➤ The background to racial problems in the UK ➤ Descriptions of the main pieces of race legislation ➤ The features and importance of the Stephen Lawrence case ➤ The importance of the Macpherson and Ousley Reports ➤ The work of the Commission for Racial Equality ➤ The broad issues of racial discrimination ➤ Forms of non-legislative race relations initiatives ➤ The issue of multiracialism IMMIGRATION Although Britain has, throughout its history, assimilated large numbers of different

in Understanding British and European political issues
Peter Lachmann

1 The influence of infection on society Peter Lachmann The main theme of this chapter is the enduring and extensive influence that combating infection has had on human life and society. This is a topic much neglected in accounts of human history. Moreover, the influence of infection is not restricted to humans but can be seen throughout the living world from bacteria and fungi to plants and animals. The bacteriophages that infect bacteria have been invaluable tools to study molecular biology though their promise as antibacterial agents in medicine has not so

in The freedom of scientific research
Rainer Forst

MCK4 1/10/2003 10:24 AM Page 71 4 Toleration, justice and reason Rainer Forst In contemporary debates about the idea and the problems of a multicultural society the concept of toleration plays a major but by no means clear and uncontested role. For some, it is a desirable state of mutual respect or esteem, while for others it is at best a pragmatic and at worst a repressive relation between persons or groups. In the following, I want to suggest an understanding of toleration that both explains and avoids these ambiguities. First, I distinguish between a

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