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Biopolitics and Historic Justice

Coming to Terms with the Injuries of Normality

Human rights violations linked to norms of health, fitness, and social usefulness have long been overlooked by Historic Justice Studies. This book introduces the concept of »injuries of normality« to capture the specifics of this type of human rights violation and the respective struggles for historic justice. It examines the processes -of Vergangenheitsbewältigung in the context of coercive sterilization, institutional killings, as well as the persecution of LGBTQ people and of »asocials« under Nazi rule. It argues that an analytic perspective on political temporality allows us to better understand the formation of these biopolitical human rights violations and their exclusion from memory and historic justice.

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