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Transforming Trauma in the Aftermath of Gross Human Rights Abuses: Making Public Spaces Intimate Through the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

in The Social Psychology of Intergroup Reconciliation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195300314
eISBN:
9780199868698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300314.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter draws on examples from South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to explore the special moments that were created by the TRC, which opened up the possibility of ... More


Beyond the Tyranny of Place

Rita Barnard

in Apartheid and Beyond: South African Writers and the Politics of Place

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112863
eISBN:
9780199851058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112863.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The third chapter of Country of My Skull, Antjie Krog's personal history of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), documents some of the most excruciating evidence that was put ... More


When Political Transitions Work: Reconciliation as Interdependence

Fanie du Toit

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190881856
eISBN:
9780190881887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190881856.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Reconciliation emphasizes relationships as a crucial ingredient of political transition; this book argues for the importance of such a relational focus in crafting sustainable political transitions. ... More


J. M. Coetzee’s Disgrace: The Rights of Desire and the Embodied Lives of Animals

Elizabeth S. Anker

in Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451362
eISBN:
9780801465635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451362.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter offers a reading of J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace, which tackles the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission's (TRC) experiment in human rights—in particular its agenda of ... More


Apartheid and Amnesty: Managing a History of Sustained Oppression

Robert N. Kraft

in Violent Accounts: Understanding the Psychology of Perpetrators through South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479821600
eISBN:
9781479870288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479821600.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter recounts the history of South African apartheid, highlighting how the state Security Police enforced the policy through intimidation, arrest, detention, torture, and assassination. In ... More


Understanding Crimes of Allegiance: Patterns of Violent Influence

Robert N. Kraft

in Violent Accounts: Understanding the Psychology of Perpetrators through South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479821600
eISBN:
9781479870288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479821600.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter analyzes the testimony of violent perpetrators, arguing that when perpetrators testified about personal experiences, they referenced immediate influences and discrete events, and rarely ... More


Beyond the TRC: Negotiating the Aftermath of Collective Violence

Robert N. Kraft

in Violent Accounts: Understanding the Psychology of Perpetrators through South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479821600
eISBN:
9781479870288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479821600.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission's (TRC) as a national institution for gathering truth and promoting reconciliation after decades of violent conflict. Over a ... More


Untimely Suffering

Pamela Reynolds

in War in Worcester: Youth and the Apartheid State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823243099
eISBN:
9780823250790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243099.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter is in part a meditation on untimeliness, in that the young, sometimes very young, suffered in the fight (Ellman 2005, xi). The events that caused it arrived too soon. Untimely, that is, ... More


“Enough of the Truth for…”: On the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Barbara Cassin

in Sophistical Practice: Toward a Consistent Relativism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256389
eISBN:
9780823261345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256389.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter takes as its starting point the remark of Desmond Tutu, Anglican archbishop of Cape Town and president of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in South Africa. The remark is ... More


US Involvement in the Taylor Trial and the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Annie R. Bird

in US Foreign Policy on Transitional Justice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199338412
eISBN:
9780190236588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199338412.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 4 examines US efforts to remove Liberian president Charles Taylor from power, and transfer him to the Special Court for Sierra Leone to be prosecuted, as well as the US role in the Liberian ... More


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