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Thinking Allowed
Wednesday 16:00-16:30
Laurie Taylor discusses the latest social science research.
29 October 2008
repeat  02 Nov
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HUMAN REMAINS IN MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
Tiffany Jenkins, author of a paper called Dead Bodies: The Changing Treatment of Human Remains in British Museum Collections and Adam Kuper,Professor of Anthropology at Brunel University discuss the acquisition and restitution of human specimens by museums and the changes in attitudes towards them from outside the museum world as well as from within.

SUICIDE RATES
Laurie Taylor talks to Professor Stephen Platt, one of this country’s leading experts on suicide, about the nature and incidence of suicide in contemporary Britain.  How is an unexplained death classified as a suicide?  Are suicide rates falling and could this trend be reversed by the current economic crisis?
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Tiffany Jenkins

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent at Canterbury

Dead bodies: The changing treatment of human remains in British museum collections and the challenge to the traditional model of the museum
Author: Tiffany Jenkins
Published in: Mortality, Volume 13, Issue 2 May 2008, pages 105 - 118
DOI: 10.1080/13576270801954419

Corpse Life: The Contemporary Preoccupation with Human Remains
Edited by Tiffany Jenkins & Sarah Dauncey (forthcoming in 2008)

Lindow Man
The Manchester Museum
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL
Tel: 0161 275 2648

Professor Adam Kuper
Professor of Anthropology at Brunel University, a fellow of the British Academy, and a member of the Academia Europea

BBC Radio 4's Analysis: Who Owns Culture?
broadcast on Thursday, 29 July, 2004

A poem for Sarah Baartman, a poem written by Diana Ferrus on the return of the remains of Sarah Baartman, the ‘Hottentot Venus’, to South Africa after being on display in Europe for over 200 years.

Professor Stephen Platt
Director, Research Unit in Health, Behaviour and Change, University of Edinburgh

Epidemiology Of Suicide And Parasuicide

Stephen Platt
Journal of Psychopharmacology, Vol. 6, No. 2 suppl, 291-299 (1992)
DOI: 10.1177/0269881192006002021
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