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The Politics of Atrocity and Reconciliation: From Terror to Trauma Michael Humphrey

The Politics of Atrocity and Reconciliation: From Terror to Trauma

Michael Humphrey

Published April 15th 2013
ISBN : 9781134479610
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192 pages
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The Politics of Atrocity and Reconciliation examines contemporary political violence and atrocity in the context of the crisis of the nation-state. It explores the way violence is used to unmake the social world and how its product: suffering, isMoreThe Politics of Atrocity and Reconciliation examines contemporary political violence and atrocity in the context of the crisis of the nation-state. It explores the way violence is used to unmake the social world and how its product: suffering, is used to try to remake the social world. Humphrey considers both the unmaking of the world through torture, war, urbicide and ethnic cleansing and the resultant remaking of the world through testimony and witnessing in the forums of truth commissions and trials. The discussion thus moves from terror to trauma.