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New Cultures of Bereavement: Mass Graves and The Sociopolitics of Remembrance in Extremadura

Zahira Araguete-Toribio

In the last decade, the location and exhumation of mass graves containing the bodies of the Republican defeated during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) have elicited multiple forms of commemoration in and around these mass burial sites. In the regional context of Extremadura, southwestern Spain, fieldwork conducted in the excavation of mass graves revealed the connections between individual mourning and archaeological interventions, disclosing the salient impact of scientific knowledge on distressing feelings of uncertainty of families and others.

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