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Title:Special issue: Corporealities of violence in Southern and Eastern Africa
Editors:Major, Laura
Fontein, JoostISNI
Periodical:Critical African studies (ISSN 2040-7211)
City of publisher:London
Publisher:Informaworld Host
Geographic terms:Southern Africa
East Africa
External 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]