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Overview of the Reparations Program in South Africa

Christopher J. Colvin

in The Handbook of Reparations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199291922
eISBN:
9780191603716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199291926.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This paper explores the reparations debate in post-apartheid South Africa and outlines the recommendations for reparations made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Although reparations ... More


Speech and Silence: Women's Testimony in the First Five Weeks of Public Hearings of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Veena Das, Arthur Kleinman, Margaret Lock, Mamphela Ramphele, and Pamela Reynolds

in Remaking a World: Violence, Social Suffering, and Recovery

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223295
eISBN:
9780520924857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223295.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter discusses the testimonies made by women before the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It analyses on whose behalf women speak, what they say, and how it is said. It notes ... More


Discourse, normative change and the quest for reconciliation in global politics

Judith Renner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719088025
eISBN:
9781781705872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088025.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book offers a new and critical perspective on the global reconciliation technology by highlighting its contingent and highly political character as an authoritative practice of post-conflict ... More


Identification, politics, disciplines: missing persons and colonial skeletons in South Africa1

Nicky Rousseau

in Human Remains and Identification: Mass violence, genocide, and the 'forensic turn'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097560
eISBN:
9781526104441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097560.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

The location, exhumation and identification of human remains associated with mass violence and genocide has come to occupy an important place in the panoply of transitional justice measures over the ... More


Justice and Legitimacy in the South African Transition

Richard A. Wilson

in The Politics of Memory and Democratization

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240906
eISBN:
9780191598869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240906.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

An examination is made of various aspects of justice and legitimacy in the transition from authoritarianism to democracy in South Africa. The major part of the chapter discusses the Truth and ... More


War in Worcester: Youth and the Apartheid State

Pamela Reynolds

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823243099
eISBN:
9780823250790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243099.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The book is about youth fighting for freedom and a state's retaliation. It is about the young not consenting to the kind of adulthood on offer under a particular political dispensation. It is about ... More


A Splintering and Shattering Activity: Truth, Reconciliation, Mourning

David W. McIvor

in Mourning in America: Race and the Politics of Loss

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704956
eISBN:
9781501706189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704956.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the nettlesome politics of reconciliation from within the framework of public mourning developed over the preceding chapters. Like many interpreters of the politics of ... More


After Lomé in Sierra Leone: The Special Court and National Reconciliation

Jennifer Moore

in Humanitarian Law in Action within Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199856961
eISBN:
9780190260064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199856961.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter analyzes the legal and political aspects of international law and post-conflict reconstruction in Sierra Leone, with particular emphasis on the three classic dimensions of transitional ... More


Truth and Reconciliation

Mary Helen Spooner

in The General's Slow Retreat: Chile after Pinochet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256132
eISBN:
9780520948761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256132.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The Aylwin government created the National Truth and Reconciliation Commission to document the worst human rights abuses committed during Chile's sixteen and a half years of military rule. The ... More


The proliferation of reconciliation practices and the rise of a global reconciliation coalition

Judith Renner

in Discourse, normative change and the quest for reconciliation in global politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719088025
eISBN:
9781781705872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088025.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 4 sets out to demonstrate how the global proliferation of the reconciliation discourse not only manifests itself in the spread of the reconciliation language but also in the simultaneous ... More


Integrating Gender into Human Security: Peru’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Narda Henríquez and Christina Ewig

in Gender, Violence, and Human Security: Critical Feminist Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770207
eISBN:
9780814770139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770207.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the deep linkages between everyday insecurities and the violence of war in Peru's internal conflict between the military and Shining Path guerillas in the 1980s and 1990s.This ... More


The Imprint of the Past

Didier Fassin

in When Bodies Remember: Experiences and Politics of AIDS in South Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244672
eISBN:
9780520940451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244672.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The studies carried out on AIDS in South Africa generally testify to a remarkable presentism. The controversies surrounding AIDS create a privileged framework for the expression and recognition of ... More


Confronting Anger: Where the South African TRC Fell Short

Sonali Chakravarti

in Sing the Rage: Listening to Anger after Mass Violence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226119984
eISBN:
9780226120041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226120041.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In its ambitious reckoning with the violence of the apartheid era, the testimonies at the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) included emotions that would have been considered ... More


Normalizing Narrative Forms of Human Rights: The (Dys)Function of the Public Sphere

Joseph R. Slaughter

in Human Rights, Inc.: The World Novel, Narrative Form, and International Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228171
eISBN:
9780823241033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228171.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The discussion of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) forecasts some of this chapter's arguments about the role of the public sphere in normalizing and naturalizing common sense. The ... More


“Accorded a Place in the Design”: Torture in Postapartheid Cinema

Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg

in Screening Torture: Media Representations of State Terror and Political Domination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153591
eISBN:
9780231526975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153591.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines two South African films, Forgiveness and Zulu Love Letter, suggesting that both find fault with South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), particularly its ... More


Epilogue: The South African Experience

Solomon Schimmel

in Wounds Not Healed By Time: The Power of Repentance and Forgiveness

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195128413
eISBN:
9780199834648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195128419.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The epilogue discusses the experience of South Africa and its Truth and Reconciliation Commission (T.R.C.) in attempting to avoid revenge and violence in the transition from white minority to black ... More


Spectacles of Statecraft: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Post-Apartheid Lawmaking

Nicholas Rush Smith

in Contradictions of Democracy: Vigilantism and Rights in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190847180
eISBN:
9780190847227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847180.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Why was the democratic state unable to monopolize violence despite massive judicial reforms? By considering the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, one of the most important early state-building ... More


Sing the Rage: Listening to Anger after Mass Violence

Sonali Chakravarti

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226119984
eISBN:
9780226120041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226120041.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (1996-1998) was an unprecedented step in developing an institution of transitional justice that incorporated emotional responses to mass violence ... More


The Politics of Mourning in America: From the Greensboro Massacre to the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission

David W. McIvor

in Mourning in America: Race and the Politics of Loss

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704956
eISBN:
9781501706189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704956.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter begins with a discussion of an event that came to be known as the Greensboro Massacre. On November 3, 1979, Ku Klux Klansmen disrupted a scheduled rally in a black public-housing ... More


Catholicism and the Struggle for Memory: Reflections on Peru

Gonzalo Gamio Gehri

in Democracy, Culture, Catholicism: Voices from Four Continents

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267309
eISBN:
9780823272334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267309.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In 2001, a Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established in Peru by the transitional government of Valentin Paniagua to examine atrocities committed during the 1980s and 1990s when the country ... More


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