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By Daniel Wilkinson
Published: 20 August 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386377-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8637-7
... human figures that the volcano there had buried. Or the silhouettes found on the walls of Hiro- shima, pale shadows that had outlasted their human source, revealing the darkness that the atomic bomb had cast upon the surrounding world. Memories, like corpses, can be exhumed. If they come fragmented or...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375067-048
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7506-7
Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375074-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... This chapter builds from the etymology of algebra (meaning “bonesetter”), referring to the cancellation of like terms on opposite sides of the equation, to examine exhumations of mass graves and their role in counting the dead. Forensic anthropologists are disembedding bodies in order to count...
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By Diane M. Nelson
Published: 12 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... This chapter builds from the etymology of algebra (meaning “bonesetter”), referring to the cancellation of like terms on opposite sides of the equation, to examine exhumations of mass graves and their role in counting the dead. Forensic anthropologists are disembedding bodies in order to...
Published: 31 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005537-250
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0553-7
..., Benny Andrews, from 9 Props, 1995. Heat- transferred felt panel, 141/8 × 101/8 inches (36.8 × 26 cm). Copyright Lorna Simpson. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. PLATE 12 Jason Lazarus, Standing at the Grave of Emmett Till, Day of Exhumation, June 1st, 2005 (Alsip, Illinois), 2005. Archival pigment...
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By Saiba Varma
Published: 02 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012511-101
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1251-1
... the three bodies to be exhumed.18 The exhumation was meant to bridge the ontological gulf between the military s version of history and people s political consciousness.19 On May 29, 2010, the exhumations revealed that the bodies belonged to the three missing Kashmiris. The event became known as the...
Published: 06 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007135-026
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0713-5
... the official silence, bearing testimony with their own bodies about those who have vanished. In 1990, Roberto Lemus, a judge in the District Court of Santa Cruz del Quiche, began accepting petitions from local people to exhume sites in the vil- lages in which people claimed there were clandestine...
Published: 19 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013181-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1318-1
... index fossil, which might at least allow for the exhumation of our century after its battles are long forgotten. Index fossils, whether in a paleontological or ontological sense, need hard shells. Of mammals in general and humans in par tic u lar, whose toughness is, on the contrary, lodged in hidden...
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By Shawn Michelle Smith
Published: 31 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005537-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0553-7
... Spretnjak, Stephen, 157 61 staged photography, 154, 206n21 Standing at the Grave of Emmett Till, Day of Exhumation, June 1st, 2005 (Alsip, Illinois) (Lazarus), 13 14, 112 13, 118 19, 129 Starke, William E., 41 Stauffer, John, 27, 31 Sternfeld, Joseph, 177n13 Stoler, Ann, 9 Strider, H. C., 114 subjectivity...
Published: 31 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005537-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0553-7
... looks ashen (plate 12). The caption changes everything. This is Jason Lazarus s photograph titled Standing at the Grave of Emmett Till, Day of Exhumation, June 1st, 2005 (Alsip, Illinois). The bright spots on the lawn are bouquets of flowers. A strip of light brown earth in the distance marks a new...
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By Kregg Hetherington
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007487-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0748-7
... clinics in which it was gathered, their unstable access to saline, and their lack of forensic training. They even suggested the new possibility that Silvino had died because of medicine administered by the doctor after the improper diagnosis and proposed corroborating this through a third exhumation and...
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By Matthew C. Watson
Published: 07 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012078-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1207-8
... contrasted to a spurious sorcerer, apparently, is one who seriously and soberly performs a magical act against another human being. The commonest of such acts are doll burial, the exhumation and reburial of human remains, the burial of other objects (e.g., photo- graphs, nail clippings, hair, or a piece of...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377580-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7758-0
... 295 documentaries but exempted when it shows up as Marianne and Julianne; the use of "he" as a nonspecific pronoun turns up at distressing mo• ments, even where feminine usage is clearly called for; the Dietrich-von Sternberg relationship is exhumed at length, while von Trotta's past under...
Published: 15 May 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002666-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0266-6
... Meanwhile, in the name of judicial prescriptions and biomedical science, colonialists did not hesitate to exhume African corpses to probe the cause of death.25 In 1938, for instance, a local chief named Asogo Nze died suddenly in Minvoul, the capital of the Woleu- Ntem region in northern Gabon. Rumors...
Published: 06 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007135-023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0713-5
Published: 24 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012061-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1206-1
..., and rearrangements of earth, as surfaces multiply and surface area increases, burrow- ers exhume new, topologically continuous territory in every sense that Stuart Elden wants to complicate that word: economic, legal, technical, and strategic. In this last sense, insofar as freshly exposed surface...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007470-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0747-0
... as mutilated corpses who are rhetorically exhumed to articulate an irrefutable truth South Texas is a war zone. The construction of the border as a war zone continuously predicates itself on the heightening of an exterior threat, Mexican men, and the pro- duction of an interior one, founded on...
Published: 31 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005537-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0553-7
... for the camera, and the collaboration of photographer and subject in creating a forward- looking record of aspirations and dreams. Jason Lazarus s photograph Standing at the Grave of Emmett Till, Day of Exhumation, June 1st, 2005 (Alsip, Illinois) launches chapter 5, a meditation on photography and...
Published: 05 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021315-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2131-5
.... I am struck by the power of the archive to guard and sift, but also by the obstinacy of the materials themselves to somehow endure and emerge. Archives can be tombs as much as they are sites for exhumation. The letter is at turns tinged with panic, excitement, hope, and dry humor. In two back...
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By Florence Bernault
Published: 15 May 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002666-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0266-6
...: malé) to each initiate to transform (or cook, kolamba) him into a strong, resilient, power ful, and charismatic individual. During colonial rule, Eu ro pean observers thought that the native people who exhumed corpses or manipulated bones were moved by a monstrous impulse to eat them in such...