Vol.45: Rite, Flesh, and Stone: The Matter of Death in Contemporary Spanish Culture

Ed. Antonio Córdoba, Daniel García-Donoso

Forensic Science provides information and data behind the circumstances of a particular death, but it is culture that provides death with meaning. With this in mind, Rite, Flesh, and Stone proposes cultural matters of death as its structuring principle, operating as frames of the expression of mortality within a distinct set of coordinates.

Materiality, Culture, and Death in Contemporary Spain
Antonio Córdoba, and Daniel García-Donoso

  1. Executioners and Cultures of Capital Punishment in Franco's Spain (1959–1975)
    Ana Fernández-Cebrián
  2. State of Crucifixion: Tourism, Holy Week, and the Sacred Politics of the Cold War
    Eugenia Afinoguénova
  3. Carlos Saura: Death, Orphanhood, and the Commoners' Transitions
    Angel Loureiro
  4. The Portuguese Inquisition and Colonial Expansion: The “Honor” of Being Tried by the Holy Office
    Bruno Feitler
  5. The Future of the Dead: Reconciliation in Post-ETA Euskadi
    Anabel Martín
  6. Capturing Death: Photography, Performance, and Bearing Witness
    Patty Keller
  7. Death, Afterlife, and the Question of Autobiography (Biutiful, 2010)
    Cristina Moreiras-Menor
  8. What Do We Do with the Dead? The Posthumus in Fernando León's Amador
    Daniel García-Donoso
  9. On Dying Colonialism and Postcolonial Phantasies in Recent Spanish Cinema
    N. Michelle Murray
  10. A Stone That Makes Them Stumble: Mining the Lithic in Manuel Riva's O lapis do carpinteiro
    William Wiestenz
  11. Encounters between Memories and the Present: The Muslim Cemeteries in Contemporary Spain
    Jordi Moreras and Sol Tarrés
  12. The Forensic Eulogy: Science and Invented Traditions in the Commemoration of Republican Dead from the Spanish Civil War
    Layla Renshaw
  13. De-metaphorization of "the Other" in the Wake of Modern Biopolitics: A Reading of Jesús Carrasco's La tierra que pisamos
    Pedro Aguilera-Mellado

Politics, Arts, and Disrupted Death Rituals
Luis Martín-Estudillo and Nicholas Spadaccini