Dismemberments Book


  • Author : Ann H. Ross
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-19
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128119495

Dismemberments Excerpt :

Dismemberments: Perspectives in Forensic Anthropology and Legal Medicine is the only volume in the field to address the complexities of interpreting dismemberment trauma, the different tools used, and the sociocultural motives behind dismemberments. The book's goal is to provide the reader with a comprehensive assessment that covers all aspects of dismemberment, from means and motive, to toolmark and instrument identification, to disarticulation and re-association of body parts. Each chapter is written by internationally known, expert contributors from around the world. Users will find this to be is a great resource for those involved in the analysis of recovered human remains. Presents a comprehensive volume on trauma examination and reconstruction in complex dismemberment cases Includes contributions by world renowned specialists in forensic anthropology and legal medicine Provides case studies throughout the volume to aid with understanding

Dismemberment in the Medieval and Early Modern English Imaginary Book

Dismemberment in the Medieval and Early Modern English Imaginary

  • Author : Frederika Elizabeth Bain
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2020-11-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501513237

Dismemberment in the Medieval and Early Modern English Imaginary Excerpt :

The medieval and early modern English imaginary encompasses a broad range of negative and positive dismemberments, from the castration anxieties of Turk plays to the elite practices of distributive burial. This study argues that representations and instances of bodily fragmentation illustrated and performed acts of exclusion and inclusion, detaching not only limbs from bodies but individuals from identity groups. Within this context it examines questions of legitimate and illegitimate violence, showing that such distinctions largely rested upon particular acts’ assumed symbolic meanings. Specific chapters address ways dismemberments manifested gender, human versus animal nature, religious and ethnic identity, and social rank. The book concludes by examining the afterlives of body parts, including relics and specimens exhibited for entertainment and education, contextualized by discussion of the resurrection body and its promise of bodily reintegration. Grounded in dramatic works, the study also incorporates a variety of genres from midwifery manuals to broadside ballads.

Dismemberment of Pakistan Book

Dismemberment of Pakistan

  • Author : Jagdev Singh
  • Publisher : New Delhi : Lancer International
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015017668735

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Death  Dismemberment  and Memory Book

Death Dismemberment and Memory

  • Author : Lyman L. Johnson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : UTEXAS:059173015495058

Death Dismemberment and Memory Excerpt :

The memories of heroes are preserved the world over in place names, patriotic holidays, printed images on money and stamps, folk songs, roadside shrines, and on web sites. Understanding the origin and meaning of these forms of symbolic political speech is a way to understand cultures and histories. The essays collected here address symbolic political speech associated with the bodies (and body parts) of martyred heroes in Latin America. The authors examine the processes through which these bodies are selected as political vessels, the forms in which they are venerated and memorialized, and the ways they are invested with meaning. Since colonial times governments and their political enemies in Latin America have struggled to control or appropriate the powerful symbolic powers associated with the bodies of the revered dead. Early examples discussed in this book include Cuauhtémoc, the Aztec ruler executed by Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés in 1524, and Túpac Amaru, the rebel Inca ruler executed by a Spanish viceroy in Peru in 1572. In both cases the bodies were denied to followers by authorities but were reclaimed symbolically by later generations who found enduring meaning in the sufferings of these martyrs. More recently, the bodies of Evita Perón and Che Guevara were recovered and appropriately reburied by admirers and loyalists. The authors explore the region's mixture of cultures, the legacy of Catholicism, and the persistence of underdevelopment, as they illuminate why the heroic dead in Latin America are likely to speak the language of social protest and resistance to foreign exploiters.

Criminal Dismemberment Book

Criminal Dismemberment

  • Author : Sue Black
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-18
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315355795

Criminal Dismemberment Excerpt :

Criminal Dismemberment is the first book to examine dismemberment as a phenomenon in the context of criminal acts. While the number of such dismemberment cases in any given country is often small, the notion of dismemberment captures the imagination, often leading many to question the motivations as to why anyone would perpetrate such an unnatural act. The act of dismemberment, in its original form, referred to cutting, tearing, pulling, wrenching or otherwise separating the limbs from a living being as a form a capital punishment. In today’s society, it has become associated most frequently with the criminal act of sectioning the remains of the dead in an attempt to conceal the death and dispose of the remains or make the process of identification of the deceased more difficult to achieve. Drawing on expertise from leading forensic anthropologists, pathologists, and forensic materials engineers, the book brings together much of the literature on criminal dismemberment—viewing it from the investigative, forensic, and social science perspectives. Key features include: Psychological analysis of the perpetrator Detailed examination of case studies, anonymized from recent investigations Difficulties encountered in a dismemberment investigation Tool mark analysis, including knives and saws, accompanied by over 120 detailed, full-color illustrations and photographs Serves as a unique and useful resource in the investigation of dismembered human remains The diverse backgrounds of the contributors offers a thorough account of such topics as the history of dismemberment, the forensic pathology in such cases, the importance of developing a common vocabulary in terminology used, the legal admissibility in dismemberment cases. As such, Criminal Dismemberment will serve as a comprehensive reference for students and practitioners alike.

Stages of Dismemberment Book

Stages of Dismemberment

  • Author : Margaret E. Owens
  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 0874138884

Stages of Dismemberment Excerpt :

"This study has essentially two focuses, two stories to tell. One story traces the secularization, theatricalization, and uncanny returns of suppressed religious culture in early modern drama. The other story concerns the tendency of the theater to expose contingencies and gaps in politico-judicial practices of spectacular violence." "The investigation covers a broad range of plays dating from the fifteenth century to the closing of the theatres in 1642; however, three chapters are devoted to extensive analysis of single plays: R.B.'s Apius and Virginia, Shakespeare's 2 Henry VI, and Marlowe's Doctor Faustus."--Jacket.

The Dismemberment of Orpheus Book
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The Dismemberment of Orpheus

  • Author : Ihab Hassan
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 0299091244

The Dismemberment of Orpheus Excerpt :

In this book, the first edition of which was published in 1971 by Oxford University Press, Ihab Hassan takes Orphic dismemberment and regeneration as his metaphor for a radical crisis in art and language, culture and consciousness, which prefigures postmodern literature. The modern Orpheus, he writes, "sings on a lyre without strings." Thus, his sensitive critique traces a hypothetical line from Sade through four modern authors--Hemingway, Kafka, Genet, and Beckett--to a literature still to come. But the line also breaks into two Interludes, one concerning 'Pataphysics, Dada, and Surrealism, and the other concerning Existentialism and Aliterature. Combining literary history, brief biography, and critical analysis, Hassan surrounds these authors with a complement of avant-garde writers whose works also foreshadow the postmodern temper. These include Jarry, Apollinaire, Tzara, Breton, Sartre, Camus, Nathalie Sarraute, Robbe-Grillet, and in America, Cage, Salinger, Ginsberg, Barth, and Burroughs. Hassan takes account also of related contemporary developments in art, music, and philosophy, and of many works of literary theory and criticism. For this new edition, Hassan has added a new preface and postface on the developing character of postmodernism, a concept which has gained currency since the first edition of this work, and which he himself has done much to theorize.

Dismemberment in Drama   Dismemberment of Drama Book

Dismemberment in Drama Dismemberment of Drama

  • Author : Lance Norman
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-02-03
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN 10 : 9781527565654

Dismemberment in Drama Dismemberment of Drama Excerpt :

Dismemberment in Drama / Dismemberment of Drama is an essay collection which considers the dramatic possibility contained in the images and narratives of dismemberment frequently recurring on the western stage. The Classical Tragedies of Sophocles and Euripides, the Romanticism of Kleist, the surrealism of Artaud, and the contemporary drama of Suzan-Lori Parks and Marina Carr are just some of the fractured and fragmented bodies analyzed in this collection. Both individually and in concert the contributors ask what a dismembered body means. Such an inquiry allows them to confront dismemberment as a theoretical category which understands such twentieth-century innovations as the Theatre of Cruelty, the Epic Theatre, the Open Theater, and documentary theatre as part of a long dramatic tradition. Dismemberment in drama examines the tenuous bond between representation and the object being represented by highlighting the dismemberment of drama as a form that occurs during drama’s repeated theorizations of its own enactment. There is a conflict between disintegration and unity inherent in mimesis, theatrical phenomenology, and performance.

Dismemberment in the Fiction of Toni Morrison Book

Dismemberment in the Fiction of Toni Morrison

  • Author : Jaleel Akhtar
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-06-19
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443861861

Dismemberment in the Fiction of Toni Morrison Excerpt :

Dismemberment in the Fiction of Toni Morrison is a multifaceted study of Toni Morrison’s fiction. It investigates racism and the concomitant experiences of dismemberment in Morrison’s fiction from multiple perspectives, including history, psychology, and culture. Looking at dismemberment from multiple perspectives, rather than the more generic and abstract expression of fragmentation, likens the impact of racism on individuals to the splitting of bodies, amputation, phantom limbs and traumatic memories, and in more concrete and visceral terms. Morrison’s art of story-telling involves an interactive conversation from multiple perspectives, demanding more attentive participation from her readers in deconstructing the meaning of her narratives. Studying her fiction from multiple perspectives suggests various ways of examining the pernicious impact of racism which produces various forms of dismemberment in her characters. This investigation does this without giving prominence to one perspective at the expense of other equally relevant modes of interpretation. Morrison’s depiction of the trauma of racism on the psyche of her characters and the concomitant experiences of dismemberment has its roots in the historical and social realities of African Americans. The psychological impact of racism on Morrison’s characters requires viewing through the lens of the historical and social realities that play a significant role. Morrison enacts racial alienation and dismemberment as complex processes; it is consequently important to look at her project from multiple perspectives. Examining the lived reality of African Americans from only one perspective ignores dismemberment in the light of the socio-political and historical realities of African American experience in the United States, and entails reconsideration of the physical, historical, social and psychological realities. This investigation argues for the importance of combining these historical and psychological, as

Canada s Alaskan Dismemberment Book

Canada s Alaskan Dismemberment

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1904
  • Genre: Alaska
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044086293321

Canada s Alaskan Dismemberment Excerpt :

An analysis of the Anglo-Russian treaty of 1835 and the formation and proceedings of the Alaska Boundary Commission which handed down its award in 1903.