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Human Remains in Society – Curation and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Genocide and Mass-Violence - Manchester Scholarship Online
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Human Remains in Society: Curation and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Genocide and Mass-Violence

Élisabeth Anstett and Jean-Marc Dreyfus


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. Ho ... More

Keywords: Curation, Exhibition, Storage, Bone collections, Museums, Anthropology, History, Social sciences, Exhumation, Extermination camps, Necropolitics, forensics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781526107381
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526107381.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Élisabeth Anstett, editor
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

Jean-Marc Dreyfus, editor
University of Manchester

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