The Bone Woman

Author: Clea Koff
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 9780307369772
Release Date: 2011-05-18
Genre: Social Science

Published ten years after the genocide in Rwanda, The Bone Woman is a riveting, deeply personal account by a forensic anthropologist sent on seven missions by the UN War Crimes Tribunal. To prosecute charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, the UN needs proof that the bodies found are those of non-combatants. This means answering two questions: who the victims were, and how they were killed. The only people who can answer both these questions are forensic anthropologists. Before being sent to Rwanda in 1996, Clea Koff was a twenty-three-year-old graduate student studying prehistoric skeletons in the safe confines of Berkeley, California. Over the next four years, her gruelling investigation into events that shocked the world transformed her from a wide-eyed student into a soul-weary veteran — and a wise and deeply thoughtful woman. Her unflinching account of those years — what she saw, how it affected her, who went to trial based on evidence she collected — makes for an unforgettable read, alternately riveting, frightening and miraculously hopeful. Readers join Koff as she comes face to face with the human meaning of genocide: exhuming almost five hundred bodies from a single grave in Kibuye, Rwanda; uncovering the wire-bound wrists of Srebrenica massacre victims in Bosnia; disinterring the body of a young man in southwestern Kosovo as his grandfather looks on in silence. As she recounts the fascinating details of her work, the hellish working conditions, the bureaucracy of the UN, and the heartbreak of survivors, Koff imbues her story with an immense sense of hope, humanity and justice. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Forensic Nursing

Author: Rose E Constantino
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 9780803639126
Release Date: 2012-12-18
Genre: Medical

Explore the role of the forensic nurse in both the health care and criminal justice systems with this text written by experts in the field with contributions from well-known specialists. Inside you’ll find an overview of the forensic nursing field as well as crucial coverage on specific issues of evidence collection, prison health care, human trafficking, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. Step-by-step, you will build a solid foundation in forensic nursing practice by developing competencies in deductive analysis, critical thinking, evaluation, application, and communication.

Rwanda and the Moral Obligation of Humanitarian Intervention

Author: Joshua James Kassner
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748670482
Release Date: 2012-11-21
Genre: Philosophy

Kassner contends that the violation of the basic human rights of the Rwandan Tutsis morally obliged the international community to intervene militarily to stop the genocide. This compelling argument, grounded in basic rights, runs counter to the accepted view on the moral nature of humanitarian intervention. It has profound implications for our understanding of the moral nature of humanitarian military intervention, global justice and the role moral principles should play in the practical deliberations of states.

Can These Bones Live

Author: Bella Brodzki
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804755426
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Literary Criticism

Fundamentally concerned with the means by which translation ensures the afterlife of literary and cultural texts, this book examines multiple processes of translation, temporal and spatial, through acts of intercultural exchange and intergenerational transmission.

Current Biography Yearbook 2004

Author: Clifford Thompson
Publisher: Hw Wilson Company
ISBN: 0824210441
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Reference

Compiles detailed biographical sketches of contemporary leaders in such areas as entertainment, government, sports, art, literature, and science

Rights in rebellion

Author: Shannon Speed
Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr
ISBN: UOM:39015073859400
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

An anthropological examination of the globalized discourse of human rights and the local production of cultural identities and forms of resistance in indigenous communities of Chiapas, Mexico.

Collective trauma the body and literary forms of witnessing

Author: Kimberly Adelle Rostan
ISBN: WISC:89095899167
Release Date: 2007

This dissertation examines the international literature of testimony and the politics of truth-telling in the aftermath of widespread atrocity. In the context of world literature in English, I explore the work of four writers: German-Jewish-American philosopher Hannah Arendt, South African poet and novelist Antjie Krog, Chilean-American playwright and author Ariel Dorfman, and Sri Lankan-Canadian writer Michael Ondaatje. These writers have helped create a body of testimonial literature which we might dubiously call the legacy of authoritarianism---literary testimonials in various genres which struggle to witness a past that would seem too horrific for words.

Moralizing international relations

Author: Ariel Colonomos
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 0230600395
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Philosophy

The end of the Cold War has paved the way for a series of moral claims that force institutions such as States, International Organizations of Multinationals to justify themselves. This book analyzes the effect of this phenomenon on the international relations of the 1990s and beyond.