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The Bone Woman

A Forensic Anthropologist's Search for Truth in Rwanda, Bosnia, and Kosovo

Author: Clea Koff

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307369773

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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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

Evidence-Based Principles and Practice

Author: Rose E Constantino,Patricia A Crane,Susan E Young

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803639120

Category: Medical

Page: 425

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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.


Author: Robert L. Kelly,David Hurst Thomas

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305888502

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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The seventh edition of ARCHAEOLOGY reflects the most recent research and changes in the field, while making core concepts easy to understand through an engaging writing style, personalized examples, and high-interest topics. This text pairs two of archaeology's most recognized names, Robert L. Kelly and David Hurst Thomas, who together have over 75 years of experience leading excavations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Forensic Anthropology

Author: Bradley J. Adams

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438103794

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 103

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Forensic anthropologists may be consulted when human remains are found at an archaeological excavation or at a crime scene. Here's a look at how anthropologists analyze skeletal remains to learn about the deceased - their age and gender, how they may have lived, and their overall state of health prior to death. Bradley J. Adams, Ph.D., provides specific information on procedures, tools of the trade, and the science behind this fascinating field, as well as the challenges faced by today's practitioners.

Current Biography Yearbook

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Author: John Meaney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453522954


Page: 508

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Collective trauma, the body, and literary forms of witnessing

Author: Kimberly Adelle Rostan

Publisher: N.A



Page: 316

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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.

Upper Room Disciplines 2009

A Book of Daily Devotions

Author: Upper Room Books

Publisher: Upper Room

ISBN: 9780835899291

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Biography Today Scientists & Inventors

Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers

Author: Cherie D. Abbey,Kevin Hillstrom

Publisher: Omnigraphics

ISBN: 9780780807907

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 214

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Provides personal and professional data on twentieth-century well-known scientists and inventors.

Rights in rebellion

indigenous struggle and human rights in Chiapas

Author: Shannon Speed

Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr


Category: History

Page: 244

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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.


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Berichte aus Ruanda

Author: Philip Gourevitch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833305313


Page: 427

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Kleines Land


Author: Gaël Faye

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492977677

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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"Bevor all das geschah, von dem ich hier erzählen werde, gab es nur das Glück, das nicht erklärt werden musste. Wenn man mich fragte, wie geht es dir, habe ich geantwortet: Gut." Damals traf sich Gabriel mit seinen Freunden auf der Straße, erlebte seine Kindheit wie in einem paradiesischen Kokon. Bis seine Familie zerbrach und fast zur selben Zeit sein kleines Land, Burundi, bei einem Militärputsch unvorstellbare Grausamkeiten erdulden musste. Bis seine Mutter den Verstand verlor. Zwanzig Jahre später erst, nach der Flucht mit seiner Schwester in ein fernes, fremdes Frankreich, kehrt Gabriel in eine Welt zurück, die er längst verschwunden glaubte. Doch er findet dort etwas wieder, das er für unwiederbringlich verloren hielt. - "Kleines Land" ist ein überwältigendes Buch, voller Schrecken und Glückseligkeit, Güte und ewiger Verlorenheit - ein Stück französischer Weltliteratur im allerbesten Sinne.

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Die Gräber

Srebrenica und Vukovar

Author: Eric Stover,Gilles Peress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783931141752


Page: 334

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Handschlag mit dem Teufel

die Mitschuld der Weltgemeinschaft am Völkermord in Ruanda

Author: Roméo Dallaire

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866740235

Category: Genocide

Page: 650

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Die Knochenfrau

meine Arbeit in den Massengräbern für das UN-Kriegsverbrechertribunal

Author: Clea Koff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783890292717

Category: Forensic anthropology

Page: 346

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Die junge forensische Anthropologin berichtet über ihre Arbeit in Ruanda, Bosnien, Kroatien und im Kosovo, wo sie im Auftrag der UNO versucht, die Toten zu identifizieren.

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