New Critical Spaces in Transitional Justice: Gender, Art, and Memory


Kurze, Arnaud, and Christopher K. Lamont. 2019. New Critical Spaces in Transitional Justice: Gender, Art, and Memory. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Authors: Arnaud Kurze, Christopher K. Lamont


Since the 1980s, transitional justice mechanisms have been increasingly applied to account for mass atrocities and grave human rights violations throughout the world. Over time, post-conflict justice practices have expanded across continents and state borders and have fueled the creation of new ideas that go beyond traditional notions of amnesty, retribution, and reconciliation. Gathering work from contributors in international law, political science, sociology, and history, New Critical Spaces in Transitional Justice addresses issues of space and time in transitional justice studies. It explains new trends in responses to post-conflict and post-authoritarian nations and offers original empirical research to help define the field for the future.
Preface / Ruti Teitel
Introduction: Reconceptualizing Transitional Justice: Exploring the Nexus between Agency and Spatiality
Part I: Art, Activism, and Politics: Redefining Space in Transitional Justice
1 Borrowing Achilles's Armor: The Political Afterlife of Former Transitional Justice Mechanisms
2 The Site and Sights of Transitional Justice: Art at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg
3 Youth Activism, Art, and Transitional Justice: Emerging Spaces of Memory after the Jasmine Revolution
Part II: Civil Society, Gender, and Transitions: Emerging Spaces and Victimhood
4 Gendered Postconflict Justice: Male Survivors of Sexual Violence in Northern Uganda
5 Claiming Space: Advocacy for Gender Justice in Cambodia
6 The Question of Gender Inclusiveness of Bottom-Up Strategies in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Part III: Spatiality, Temporality, and the State
7 Libya in Transition: Spaces for Justice after Gaddafi
8 Navigating the Narrow Spaces for Transitional Justice in Iraq
9 Accountability in Syria: What Are the Options?
10 Dignity for the Defeated: Recognizing the "Other" in Post-Yugoslav Commemorative Practices
Conclusion: Practicing Critical Transitional Justice and the Road Ahead

Topics: Age, Youth, Civil Society, Gender, International Law, Justice, Transitional Justice, Post-Conflict, Rights, Human Rights, Sexual Violence, SV against Men

Year: 2019

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