PlatForum 2019-05-01T12:09:02-07:00 Jenny Cohen Open Journal Systems <p><em>PlatForum </em>is a peer-reviewed journal published by the graduate students in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria. Committed to upholding a tradition of holistic anthropology, <em>PlatForum </em>welcomes a diverse range of topics and issues from all four of anthropology’s sub-disciplines: archaeology, social-cultural, biological-physical, and linguistic anthropology.</p> <p>Recognizing the benefits of both interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary contributions made by students outside the field of anthropology, we continue to extend our call to all students including upper-level undergraduate students, and those from community colleges and universities across Canada.</p> Full Issue 2019-05-01T12:08:55-07:00 Journal Editor 2019-05-01T00:00:00-07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Introduction 2019-05-01T12:08:56-07:00 Alexandra Lloyd 2019-05-01T00:00:00-07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Unsubmitted: Reflections on Academic Restraint 2019-05-01T12:08:56-07:00 Bradley Clements This is a personal reflection on the choice to not submit a library<br />researched paper about a sacred Mowachaht belonging. I made this<br />choice due to concerns about the spiritual power of the cultural<br />belonging that I had been writing about, and because I did not have<br />the knowledge or relations to know whether I could safely<br />disseminate words about it. Instead of submitting that paper, I submit<br />this reflection on politics of becoming entangled in Indigenous<br />governance. Doing so can entail working to unentangle oneself from<br />certain scholarly traditions to which many anthropologists may feel<br />entitled or obliged.<br /><br />Thank you to those who have discussed the issues of this article with<br />me, most of whom have been Indigenous student peers or Elders.<br />Kleco kleco especially to Tommy Happynook and Alana Sayers. 2019-05-01T00:00:00-07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## "I had a Miscarriage and I was Relieved": Analysing Alternative Narratives of the Miscarriage Experience 2019-05-01T12:08:57-07:00 Anu Lotay In recent years, the Internet has become an important source for<br />bringing awareness on the subject of miscarriage and reproductive<br />disruption (Murray 2015). For example, in July 2015, Mark<br />Zuckerberg, CEO and creator of Facebook, and his wife Priscilla<br />Chan disclosed their experience of miscarriage in a Facebook post<br />(“Mark Zuckerberg…” 2017), which garnered 1.7 million reactions,<br />as of this writing. This was followed by ordinary Facebook users<br />disclosing their personal stories of miscarriage and fertility issues in<br />the comments on this post. 2019-05-01T00:00:00-07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Marine Shell Ornaments in Atlantic Europe: Standardization of Form in the Gravettian 2019-05-01T12:08:58-07:00 Lisa Rogers Marine shells have been selected for the creation of ornaments –<br />beads and pendants – for thousands of years. Some researchers (Bar-<br />Yosef 2015; Stiner 2014) have suggested that particular shapes and<br />genera of marine shells were preferentially selected for ornament<br />creation during the Upper Paleolithic of Europe. This study examines<br />the shapes of marine shells used for ornaments during the Gravettian<br />period (27,000-20,000 BP) of Atlantic Europe. Results indicate that,<br />similar to previous research, basket-shaped marine shells were being<br />preferentially selected. This result is discussed in the context of<br />social and environmental risk, standardization, and human-material<br />entanglements. 2019-05-01T00:00:00-07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Somatic Shockings Across Ailment Narratives: Lessons from the Sacred Geographies of an Indigenous Spirit-World 2019-05-01T12:09:00-07:00 Luke Kernan Jorge Angel-Mira Aboriginal Australian stories captivate listeners and express a unique<br />worldview—each narrative manifests the applied wisdom of<br />traditional understandings of illness embedded within local land and<br />biology in confronting ailment Dreamings. These experiences warn<br />adherents about how cultural illnesses infect the living land as they<br />translate and signify through currencies of human suffering. This<br />paper will explore how these ailment Dreamings can be further<br />situated within cross-cultural dialogues, to responsibly temper<br />understandings between anthropological theory and community-lead<br />observances by implementing a combination of preliminary<br />fieldwork data, auto-ethnographic reflection, and sources from the<br />Wadeye region (NT, Australia). 2019-05-01T00:00:00-07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## "The Ins Cannot Simply Send Them off into the Night": The Language of Detention in US Court Cases on Migrant Child Detention 2019-05-01T12:09:01-07:00 Anna Thompson In this paper, I argue that the language used by American court cases<br />allows for the differential application of rights and treatment of<br />children in detention. In what become known as the Central<br />American Refugee Crisis, the US-Mexico border experienced an<br />increase in the number of unaccompanied children and family groups<br />between 2011 and 2014. Apprehended children and their families<br />were placed in detention centers. From an analysis of three court<br />cases all pertaining to the detention of migrant children, I argue that<br />the American courts’ language allows for a differential application of<br />rights and treatment for children in detention by considering a child<br />as both an “alien” and a “minor,” using the ambiguous principle of<br />“best interests,” and using a child’s familial status in decisions made<br />about their detention. 2019-05-01T00:00:00-07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Inktober 2019-05-01T12:09:02-07:00 Anna Heckadon ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS<br />I would like to thank Dr. Katherine Cook for teaching the course on<br />Storytelling in Archaeology that these poems and Inktober drawings<br />were made for. She is wonderful and always encourages her students<br />to be creative. 2019-05-01T00:00:00-07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##