Blog post #2 – Erasure, Law, Resistance

#2

This will be a common burial-place where all shall meet on terms of common fellowship and brotherhood. Every dear relation in life, severed by death, shall be found restored again in these grounds— husband and wife, parent and child, brother and sister, shall be reunited here. Friend shall meet friend here; and enemies, too, shall meet, there enmities all forgotten. Yonder city, where, as every where in life, the harmonies of society are apt to be broken by petty feuds, by ungentle rivalries, by disturbing jealousies, by party animosities, by religious dissensions, shall, one after another, as death singles them out, send up her multitudinous population to these grounds, and here they shall take their respective places, in amiable proximity to each other, peaceful, harmonious, undisturbed and undisturbing, the same shadows deepening on them, the same sun-light over them, resting in the same hope…

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Ideology of the Cemetery, Ideology of Archaeology, Ideology of Resistance

It is presumably time that I make my first blog post. Here, I hope to detail three things:

  1. My renewed understanding of struggles for liberation and sovereignty thanks to the educational work of Sierra’s SPROG
  2. Notices through preliminary research of the history of disrupted human remains for marginalized communities
  3. Randall H. McGuire’s “Ideology of the Cemetery” as it relates to the previous two items

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