Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2014

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719096020

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Destruction and human remains

Disposal and concealment in genocide and mass violence

edited by Élisabeth Anstett and Jean-Marc Dreyfus

Published by Manchester University Press

Human Remains and Violence MUP

  • Although standing within the well-established field of genocide and conflict studies, the book is the only of its kind to focus on the role of the dead body within this academic tradition
  • Provides invaluable insights into an area of mass violence previously neglected, whilst entering a pre-existing field of analysis regarding the responses of governments, communities and individuals to episodes of mass violence
  • Interdisciplinary in scope, the book brings a rounded view to the questions raised by the phenomena of bodily destruction while retaining an international character, drawing on studies from four continents
  • The practical implications following from the research are extensive, allowing future generations to understand and prepare for the actions of those involved in the mass production of cadavers and the practices involved in this process

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