Necrological whiteness: the racial prosthetics of template bodies

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The article focuses on the power of the racial concept of whiteness over corpses within the field of forensic pathology. It investigates the way in which whiteness exercises its control beyond the biological life of the subject. It aims to demonstrate that the phase of biological death must be viewed as firmly situated within the racializing continuum maintained and reproduced by a cluster of different institutions, authorities and regulative agencies. Typical body charts used in forensic pathology are used as the basis upon which the author examines a series of post-mortem racializing practices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-364
Number of pages16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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