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Destruction and Human Remains: Disposal and Concealment in Genocide and Mass Violence Élisabeth Anstett

Destruction and Human Remains: Disposal and Concealment in Genocide and Mass Violence

Élisabeth Anstett

Published October 23rd 2014
ISBN : 9780719096020
Hardcover
256 pages
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Destruction and Human Remains investigates a crucial question frequently neglected in academic debate in the fields of mass violence and genocide studies: what is done to the bodies of the victims after they are killed? In the context of massMoreDestruction and Human Remains investigates a crucial question frequently neglected in academic debate in the fields of mass violence and genocide studies: what is done to the bodies of the victims after they are killed? In the context of mass violence, death does not constitute the end of the executors work. Their victims remains are often treated and manipulated in very specific ways, amounting in some cases to true social engineering, often with remarkable ingenuity.To address these seldom-documented phenomena, this volume includes chapters based on extensive primary and archival research to explore why, how and by whom these acts have been committed through recent history.Interdisciplinary in scope, Destruction and Human Remains will appeal to readers interested in the history and implications of genocide and mass violence, including researchers in anthropology, sociology, history, politics and modern warfare.