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Burying Jihadis: Bodies Between State, Territory, and Identity

Riva Kastoryano


What should states do with the bodies of suicide bombers and other jihadists who die while perpetrating terrorist attacks? This original and unsettling book explores the host of ethical and political questions raised by this dilemma, from (non-)legitimization of the "enemy" and their cause to the non-territorial identity of individuals who identified in life with a global community of believers. Because states do not recognize suicide bombers as enemy combatants, governments must decide individually what to do with their remains. Riva Kastoryano offers a window onto this challenging predicamen ... More

Keywords: Space, Territory, Transnational, Diaspora, Citizenship, Globalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190889128
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190889128.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Riva Kastoryano, author
Sciences Po, Paris