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Reconciliation, Civil Society, and the Politics of Memory

Transnational Initiatives in the 20th and 21st Century

Ed. by Schwelling, Birgit

Series:Erinnerungskulturen / Memory Cultures 2

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    Publication Date:
    December 2013
    Copyright year:
    2012
    ISBN
    978-3-8394-1931-1
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    Aims and Scope

    How did civil society function as a locus for reconciliation initiatives since the beginning of the 20th century? The essays in this volume challenge the conventional understanding of reconciliation as a benign state-driven process. They explore how a range of civil society actors - from Turkish intellectuals apologizing for the Armenian Genocide to religious organizations working towards the improvement of Franco-German relations - have confronted and coped with the past. These studies offer a critical perspective on local and transnational reconciliation acts by questioning the extent to which speech became an alternative to silence, remembrance to forgetting, engagement to oblivion.

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    372 pages
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    Language:
    English
    Keyword(s):
    War and Society,Reconciliation,Armenian Genocide,Franco-German Relations,Human Rights,Contemporary History,Memory Culture,Politics,Globalization,Civil Society,Political Science,Cultural Studies
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    Professional and scholarly;

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    »Der Sammelband [bietet] einen überzeugenden Einblick in Prozesse und Formen der 'transitional justice', die oft so gar nicht in das standardmäßige Repertoire auf diesem Gebiet passen wollen und unterstützt damit auch eine stärkere Berücksichtigung der lokalen und kulturellen Bezüge in Versuchen der Verarbeitung vergangener Verbrechen.«Julia Kling, Südost-Forschungen, 73 (2014)»Ein gelungener Sammelband, der mit der Breite seiner Beispiele das Verständnis von Versöhnungsprozessen jenseits nationaler Grenzen erweitert.«Ilse Raaijmakers, H-Soz-u-Kult, 02.05.2013Reviewed in: Wissenschaft und Frieden, 1 (2013)www.pw-portal.de, 25.06.2013, Björn Wagner

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