New chapter published: Elisabeth Anstett – ‘Des cadavres en masse’

couv60_1-small200A special edition of the journal Technology and Culture has been published to reflect on the diverse range of questions posed by the dead body in the contemporary era. ‘The Corpse on Trial‘ deals with the sensory effects of cadavers and their decomposition, bringing together essays from anthropologists, archaeologists, biologists, sociologists, historians, lawyers and film critics to compare their disciplines’ approaches to “corpse waste”, forms of representation and epistemological concerns for these often perceived objects of repulsion. Among the contributors Elisabeth Anstett sheds light on the social sciences’ approach to corpses en masse in her chapter ‘Des cadavres en masse’, and discusses the ramifications in an age of technology.

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