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Liminality and Missing Persons

Encountering the Missing in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina

Laura Huttunen

political framing of their deaths. Of course, there are many other places beyond Bosnia and ex-Yugoslavia that have struggled with the issue of missing persons or continue to do so. There is also a growing body of research addressing the issue of missing

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Space of Hope for Lebanon’s Missing

Promoting Transitional Justice through a Digital Memorial

Erik Van Ommering and Reem el Soussi

interactivity” ( Haskins 2007: 405 ). Finally, we are interested in reflecting on how the establishment of a digital memorial compares to realizing a physical, national memorial for Lebanon’s missing persons, which has hitherto proved politically unattainable

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Post-Conflict Dynamics in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Identities, Nationalization, and Missing Bodies

Katerina Seraïdari

know whether she is a widow or not ( Sant Cassia 2005: 87–88 ). Ambiguity, in this case, is relational and contagious: “missing persons are treated as lost (i.e. potentially recoverable) rather than dead (i.e. absent and non-recoverable)” ( Sant Cassia

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Prayer as a History

Of Witnesses, Martyrs, and Plural Pasts in Post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina

David Henig

monumentalization. In her lucid ethnography of the identification of the Srebrenica missing persons, Sarah Wagner (2008) explores in great detail the aftermath of the massacre. In particular, she analyzes the complex entanglement of science, national politics, and

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The Digital Age Opens Up New Terrains for Peace and Conflict Research

Josepha Ivanka Wessels

using digital archives as memorials for missing persons. Cyberspace has provided a unique venue where families can honor their missing, use the space to advocate for their rights to know more about their loved ones, and relate to other families who share

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Fossilized Futures

Topologies and Topographies of Crisis Experience in Central Greece

Daniel M. Knight

the Recovery of Missing Persons in Cyprus . New York : Berghahn Books . Seremetakis , C. Nadia. 1991 . The Last Word: Women, Death, and Divination in Inner Mani . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Serres , Michel , with Bruno Latour

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Alex Link

signification as Jon’s universe, or Veidt’s bank of television screens, with graffiti, silhouettes, magazines, advertisements, missing persons signs, posters, newspaper covers, litter and so on. On the one hand, Bernard’s response to the news is one that is

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Death of a Statesman – Birth of a Martyr

Martyrdom and Memorials in Post–Civil War Lebanon

Are John Knudsen

sought to close the chapter on the missing persons by naming them ‘martyrs of Lebanon’ ( Humphrey and Kisirwan 2001 ). Thus, by turning victims into martyrs, further inquiry into their disappearance was not only put hold but made secondary to divine

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Perspectives from the Ground

Colonial Bureaucratic Violence, Identity, and Transitional Justice in Canada

Jaymelee J. Kim

to accept missing person reports of Indigenous women became evident in the proceedings. Informants repeatedly referred to this unfettered structural and direct violence as evidence of transitional justice’s inefficacy. The continued violence against