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Journées d'étude > Death in time of crisis, funeral in crisis? / Moralités de crise, funérailles en crise ? - 25-26 mars 2019

Aix Marseille Université, faculté des sciences médicales et paramédicales, bâtiment pédagogique, salle 206, 27 bd Jean Moulin 13005 Marseille

Journées d'étude > Death in time of crisis, funeral in crisis? / Moralités de crise, funérailles en crise ? - 25-26 mars 2019

Death in time of crisis, funeral in crisis?

Moralités de crise, funérailles en crise ?

Lundi 25 mars 2019 de 14h à 18h30
Mardi 26 mars 2019 de 9h à 13h30

Lieu : Aix Marseille Université, faculté des sciences médicales et paramédicales, bâtiment pédagogique, salle 206, 27 boulevard Jean Moulin 13005 Marseille

Graphisme : Guillaume Lavezzari - http://glavezzari.com

Cet atelier, organisé en deux demies journées de présentations et de discussions, réunira un ensemble d'universitaires et d'experts travaillant sur les contextes contemporain de mortalité de crise.

Mass death is a universal phenomenon that takes places in all socio-cultural (and religious) contexts. Some of the most recent events include the Ebola epidemics in West Africa (2013-2016), the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (2011), the Rio-Paris AF 447 crash (2009), the Sichuan Earthquake (2008), the Hurricane Katrina (2005), and the European Heatwave (2003). In the event of disasters, a primary challenge is the recovery and treatment of the bodies of the dead/victims. This process requires negotiations around the boundaries between the private and the public as well as the division of labor between the government/state, the medical and funeral experts, and the local communities and the bereaved families. It can involve discussions or conflicts between two or more states as the victims of these catastrophes may be tourists or other visitors of the land in which the disaster has taken place. These fatalities are often considered ‘abnormal’ since bodies of catastrophes are often mutilated, unidentified, contagious, contaminated or missing. Because of the singularity and rarity of mass fatalities, one thus may ask: To what extend do conventional or customary mortuary rites and burials remain practical and relevant during a crisis? Does mass fatality call for the creation of novel forms of dealing with the dead? Do catastrophes threatens the legitimacy of rituals? The answers to these questions may reveal the capacity of death practices and ideas (grammaire rituelles) to adapt, contain, and nurture themselves on these extraordinary circumstances. Furthermore, one may want to ask if the plasticity of death rites is not one of the attributes that society requires to manage and bounce back from a disaster. In other words, the plasticity of funerals or its absence could mirror the capacity of a society to adapt, and thus its resilience in crisis. 

Programme

Lundi 25 mars 2019 (14h-18h)

Modération: Sébastien BORET (Tohoku University, Irides, Japon)

Discussion:  Anne CAROL (AMU, Telemme, France) et Pierre GUYOMARC'H (CICR, Forensic division, Suisse).    

Présentations:

  • Elisabeth AnstetT(CNRS, Ades, France), presentation of the short film “Marburg en Angola à Uige: funérailles de crise“ ©2005 Alain Epelboin, Julienne Anoko & Pierre Formenty.
  • Jennie E. Burnet (Global Studies Institute, Georgia State University, USA) "Mourning after Genocide: Cultural Contestations about Burials, Death Rites, and Memorialization in Post-Genocide Rwanda"
  • Sophie Hooge Seebach (School of Cultural Anthropology, Aarhus U/Moesgaard Museum, Denmark) "Reburials in Northern Uganda: Creating new rituals in a ‘culture in chaos’"

Mardi 26 mars 2019 (9h30-13h30)

Modération: Elisabeth ANSTETT (CNRS, Adès, France)

Discussion: Anne CAROL (AMU, Telemme, France) et Pierre GUYOMARC'H (CICR, Forensic division, Suisse).  

Présentations:

  • Claudia MERLI (Uppsala University, Suède) "Virtual burials of the 1963 Vajont dam disaster: Past and present"
  • Giorgia MIRTO (Università di Bologna, Italie) "Integrating the migrant dead: Communities in Southern Italy and the Mourning of Border Deaths"
  • Hiroyuki SASAKI & Sébastien BORET (Tohoku University, Irides, Japon) "Managing Mass Fatality during the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami – The experiences of two coastal municipalities."

L'accès à l'atelier est gratuit mais nécessite une inscription préalable. Contact: elisabeth.anstett@univ-amu.fr

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EHESS
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