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Bodies in conflict : corporeality, materiality and transformation
Éditeur Routledge
Année 2014, cop. 2014
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Bodies in conflict : corporeality, materiality and transformation
1 vol. (XIX-228 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm
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Foreword / Dan Todman ; Introduction / Nicholas J. Saunders and Paul Cornish ; Unlawful wounding : Codifying interaction between bullets and bodies / Paul Cornish ; Bodies in Trees : A matter of being in Great War landscapes / Nicholas J. Saunders ; The Black male body in the White imagination during the First World War / Richard Smith ; Men in pain : Silence, stories and soldiers' bodies / Ana Carden-Coyne ; Bringing the dead home : Repatriation, illegal repatriation and expatriation of British bodies during and after the First World War / Dominiek Dendooven ; White graves and Natives : The Imperial War Graves Commission in East and West Africa, 1918-1939 / Michèle Barrett ; Material culture and the "after-care" of disabled soldiers in Britain during the Great War / Jeffrey Reznick ; Exposing those who bury the dead : A new perspective in Modern Conflict Archaeology / Stephanie Spars ; Lost and found in Flanders Fields : An anthropological and archaeological study of human remains from the A19 Project, Ypres, Belgium / Pedro Pype and Janiek De Gryse ; Token scraps of men : White lies, weighted coffins, and Second World War air-crash casualties / Gabriel Moshenska ; Prisoner clothing in Nazi concentration camps 1933-1945 / James Taylor ; In their shoes : Conservation and at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum / Helen Evans ; Absent Bodies : The fate of the vanquished in the Spanish Civil War / Alfredo González-Ruibal ; Warrior bodies in ambiguous conflict : Remembering Vietnam with Blackfeet memories / Sarah Farman ; "My closest enemy" / Khaled Al-Berry ; Skilful movements : The evolving Commando / Mark Burchell
Scope and content: "Twentieth-century war is a unique cultural phenomenon and the last two decades have seen significant advances in our ability to conceptualize and understand the past and the character of modern technological warfare. At the forefront of these developments has been the re-appraisal of the human body in conflict, from the ethics of digging up First World War bodies for television programmes to the contentious political issues surrounding the reburial of Spanish Civil War victims, the relationships between the war body and material culture (e.g. clothing, and prostheses), ethnicity and identity in body treatment, and the role of the 'body as bomb' in Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond. Focused on material culture, Bodies in Conflict revitalizes investigations into the physical and symbolic worlds of modern conflict and that have defined us as subjects through memory, imagination, culture and technology. The chapters in this book present an interdisciplinary approach which draws upon, but does not privilege archaeology, anthropology, military and cultural history, art history, cultural geography, and museum and heritage studies. The complexity of modern conflict demands a coherent, integrated, and sensitized hybrid approach which calls on different disciplines where they overlap in a shared common terrain - that of the materiality of conflict and its aftermath in relation to the human body. Bodies in Conflict brings together the diverse interests and expertise of a host of disciplines to create a new intellectual engagement with our corporeal nature in times of conflict
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