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Human Remains in SocietyCuration and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Genocide and Mass-Violence$
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Élisabeth Anstett and Jean-Marc Dreyfus

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781526107381

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526107381.001.0001

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Introduction. Corpses in society: about human remains, necro-politics, necro-economy and the legacy of mass violence

Introduction. Corpses in society: about human remains, necro-politics, necro-economy and the legacy of mass violence

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(p.1) Introduction. Corpses in society: about human remains, necro-politics, necro-economy and the legacy of mass violence
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Human Remains in Society
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Élisabeth Anstett

Jean-Marc Dreyfus

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526107381.003.0001

The introduction outlines the book’s scope and addresses the central questions raised by the included chapters: when, how and why are bodies hidden or exhibited, and what is their effect, either desired or unintended, on various political, cultural or religious practices? With explicit reference to each chapter, a historic and disciplinary background will be presented, raising issues such as the increased application of forensic sciences on the discovered dead body, the emergence of debates surrounding necro-political strategies by states and political communities, and the economy and chain of custody over human remains resulting from historic and contemporary forms of violence.

Keywords:   Corpses, Mass violence, Genocide, Custody, Necropolitics, Curation, Exhibition, forensics

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