Imagining justice : the politics of postcolonial forgiveness and reconciliation /

Discourses of forgiveness and reconciliation have emerged as powerful scripts for interracial negotiations in states struggling with the legacies of colonialism. While such discourses can obscure or even perpetuate existing power relations, they can also encourage remembrance, reformulate notions of...

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Main Author: McGonegal, Julie, 1976-
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published:Montreal ; Ithaca [N.Y.] : Mcgill-queen's university press, ©2009.
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Main Author:McGonegal, Julie, 1976-
Summary:Discourses of forgiveness and reconciliation have emerged as powerful scripts for interracial negotiations in states struggling with the legacies of colonialism. While such discourses can obscure or even perpetuate existing power relations, they can also encourage remembrance, reformulate notions of justice, and ultimately bring about social transformation.
General Notes:Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--McMaster University.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xiv, 233 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-227) and index.
ISBN:9780773576322 (electronic bk.)
0773576320 (electronic bk.)