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Call # JC571 .T6994 2010
Title Transitional justice : global mechanisms and local realities after genocide and mass violence / edited by Alexander Laban Hinton
Imprint New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2010
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Descript. ix, 271 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Series Genocide, political violence, human rights series
Summary/Abstract ""This superb collection of essays illustrates well the messiness that underlies the evolving concept of transitional justice. By casting an anthropological eye on the real world of local justice---on the ground and buffeted by history, politics, globalized discourse, rituals, and power relationships---this volume makes an important contribution to our understanding of transitional justice and, in particular, the assumptions that have framed its initiation and development. Most importantly, these essays raise the critical question of whether we have limited our perspectives prematurely and accepted too restrictive a definition of the field." ---Harvey M. Weinstein, coeditor-in-chief, International Journal of Transitional Justice" ""Transitional justice offers great promise of reconciling past wrongs and conflicts, but we know relatively little about its local effects. This excellent anthropological collection gives a rich and complex story of how it works in practice." ---Sally Engle Merry, New York University" "A volume in the Genocide, Political Violence, Human Rights series, edited by Alexander Laban Hinton, Stephen Eric Bronner, and Nela Navarro" "How do societies come to terms with the aftermath of genocide and mass violence, and how might the international community contribute to this process? Recently, transitional justice mechanisms such as tribunals and truth commissions have emerged as a favored means of redress. Transitional Justice, the first edited collection in anthropology focused directly on this issue, argues that, however well-intentioned, transitional justice needs to grapple more deeply with the complexities of global and transnational involvements and the local on-the-ground realities with which they intersect." "Contributors consider what justice means and how it is negotiated in different localities where transitional justice efforts are under way after genocide and mass atrocity. They address a variety of mechanisms, among them a memorial site in Bali, truth commissions in Argentina and Chile, First Nations treaty negotiations in Canada, and Gacaca courts in Rwanda."--BOOK JACKET
Note Based on a conference held in 2007 in Newark, N.J
Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Transitional justice
Crimes against humanity
Alt Author Hinton, Alexander Laban
OCLC # 436866917
Table of Contents
 Foreword / Mo Bleeker 
 Introduction: Toward an Anthropology of Transitional Justice / Alexander Laban Hinton1
PART ONETransitional Frictions 
 Identifying Srebrenica's Missing: The "Shaky Balance" of Universalism and Particularism / Sarah Wagner25
 The Failure of International Justice in East Timor and Indonesia / Elizabethe Drexier49
 Body of Evidence: Feminicide, Local Justice, and Rule of Law in "Peacetime" Guatemala / Mariha Lincoln67
PART TWOJustice in the Vernacular 
1(In)Justice: Truth, Reconciliation, and Revenge in Rwanda's Gacaca / Jennie E. Burnet95
5Remembering Genocide: Hypocrisy and the Violence of Local/Global "Justice" in Northern Nigeria / Conerly Casey119
6Genocide, Affirmative Repair, and the British Columbia Treaty Process / Andrew Woolford137
7Local Justice and Legal Rights among the San and Bakgalagadi of the Central Kalahari, Botswana / Wayne A. Babchuk157
PART THREEVoice, Truth, and Narrative 
8Testimonies, Truths, and Transitions of Justice in Argentina and Chile / Antonius C.G.M. Robben179
9Judging the "Crime of Crimes": Continuity and Improvisation at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda / Nigel Eltringham206
10Building a Monument: Intimate Politics of "Reconciliation" in Post-1965 Bali / Leslie Dwyer227
 Afterword: The Consequences of Transitional Justice in Particular Contexts / Roger Duthie249