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Situating the Investigation on Clandestine Graves in Mexico

Between the Forensic and Affective Turns

Carolina Robledo Silvestre and Paola Alejandra Ramírez González

relieve their pain. In this sense, the emotionally and affectionally motivated searches break the private–public division of the political space. Exhumations in Mexico in the Face of the Forensic Turn The experience of this group brings together

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On Clandestine Mass Graves and their Legacies

Élisabeth Anstett

exhumations to which such past violence has ultimately given rise, as well as to document the complex ‘forensic turn’ that has gradually taken place over the past two decades ( Anstett and Dreyfus 2015 ; Dziuban 2017 ; Rosenblatt 2015 ). We now know that the

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Anthropologies of Forensic Expertise in the Aftermath of Mass Violence

Zahira Aragüete-Toribio

unprecedented mobilisation of scientific teams, capacity and resources at a global level, leading to what some authors have termed a ‘forensic turn’ ( Keenan and Weizman 2012 ; Anstett and Dreyfus 2015 ; Dziuban 2017 ). Such international expansion of forensic

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Managing Mass Graves in Rwanda and Burundi

Vernaculars of the Right to Truth

Astrid Jamar and Laura Major

-affected contexts. Over the last few decades, as awareness of the practice has increased, calls to employ this expertise have also increased globally. The ‘forensic turn’, as Zuzanna Dziuban (2017) notes, has involved much more than an increase in the volume of

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Unearthing Unknowns

The Forensic Practice and Memory Politics of Korean War Disinterments

Sarah Wagner

2019 ; Zagaria 2019 ). The ‘forensic turn’ ( Dziuban 2017 ; Anstett and Dreyfus 2015 ) has thus tracked the intersecting spheres of knowledge production at sites of conflict largely from the vantage point of victims and their forensic intercessors