Go to AfricaBib home

Go to AfricaBib home AfricaBib Go to database home

bibliographic database

Line
Previous page New search

The free AfricaBib App for Android is available here

Periodical issue Periodical issue Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Special issue: Corporealities of violence in Southern and Eastern Africa
Editors:Major, Laura
Fontein, JoostISNI
Year:2014
Periodical:Critical African studies (ISSN 2040-7211)
Volume:7
Issue:2
Pages:201
Language:English
City:London
Publisher:Informaworld Host
Geographic terms:Southern Africa
East Africa
Subjects:body
violence
funerals
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rcaf20/7/2
Abstract:The articles in this special issue derive from a workshop held at the University of Edinburgh in September 2013, one of three workshops that formed a three-year British Academy-funded project entitled 'Transforming bodies: health, migration and violence in Southern Africa. The 2013 Corporealities of Violence workshop in Edinburgh focused attention on how human bodies are not only the means and target of violence in a diversity of forms, and therefore transformed by it in a myriad of ways, but also how human corporealities are often at the centre of what follows violence. This can include displacement, movements and 'returns'; medicalization, documentation and sometimes incarceration; acts of burial, mourning and commemoration; as well as forensic and vernacular examinations and exhumations for often elusive processes of 'transitional justice', 'reconciliation' and 'healing'. Contributions: Corporealities of violence in southern and eastern Africa (Laura Major, Joost Fontein); Corporealities of violence: rape and the shimmering of embodied and material categories in South Africa (Steffen Jensen ); Mattering bodies: women and corporeal violence in Nadine Gordimer, J.M. Coetzee and their filmic adaptations (Mara Mattoscio); Medicalizing violence: victimhood, trauma and corporeality in post-genocide Rwanda (Federica Guglielmo); Unearthing, untangling and re-articulating genocide corpses in Rwanda (Laura Major); 'Bones in the wrong soil': reburial, belonging, and disinterred cosmologies in post-conflict northern Uganda (Ina Rehema Jahn, Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon ). Bibliogr., notes, ref. sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
Views

Cover