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dc.contributor.authorDenyer Willis, Grahamen
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-31T15:59:24Z
dc.date.available2017-07-31T15:59:24Z
dc.date.issued2018-07en
dc.identifier.issn0010-4175
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/265802
dc.description.abstractI unpack the ‘potter’s field’ as an everyday practice and a category, especially as it operates in the material treatment of bodies as a mirror of life. I examine this space of ‘worthlessness’ as it exists in liberal capitalism. From the potter’s fields of São Paulo, Brazil, I consider how these are, in fact, mundane mass graves, made politically useful as a means to obscure important bodies alongside those who are, today, the subjects of terror. I then ask how the rise of the uncertified potter’s field –a burial field for the disposable not made legal by the state- is inseparable from recent historical and contemporary conditions of political abandonment. The uncertified field is made easy by a politics of abandonment, becoming useful to the institutions of the state as a material invocation of responsibility, interred elsewhere, while nonetheless advancing a larger logic of governance and political will in our times.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.titleThe Potter's Fielden
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage568
prism.issueIdentifier3en
prism.publicationDate2018en
prism.publicationNameComparative Studies in Society and Historyen
prism.startingPage539
prism.volume60en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.11551
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-07-15en
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dc.contributor.orcidDenyer Willis, Graham [0000-0002-1870-559X]
dc.identifier.eissn1475-2999
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2018-06-27en
dc.identifier.urlhttps://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/comparative-studies-in-society-and-history/article/potters-field/AE06740FC31E23B169CFC8B8659A73C2en
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