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The Resource The politics of truth and reconciliation in South Africa : legitimizing the post-apartheid state, Richard A. Wilson

The politics of truth and reconciliation in South Africa : legitimizing the post-apartheid state, Richard A. Wilson

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The politics of truth and reconciliation in South Africa : legitimizing the post-apartheid state
Title
The politics of truth and reconciliation in South Africa
Title remainder
legitimizing the post-apartheid state
Statement of responsibility
Richard A. Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was set up to deal with the human rights violations of apartheid during the years 1960-1994. However, as Wilson shows, the TRC's restorative justice approach to healing the nation did not always serve the needs of communities at a local level. Based on extended anthropological fieldwork, this book illustrates the impact of the TRC in urban African communities in the Johannesburg area. While a religious constituency largely embraced the Commission's religious-redemptive language of reconciliation, Wilson argues that the TRC had little effect on popular ideas of justice as retribution. This provocative study deepens our understanding of post-apartheid South Africa and the use of human rights discourse. It ends on a call for more cautious and realistic expectations about what human rights institutions can achieve in democratizing countries."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Richard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT1974.2
LC item number
.W55 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in law and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • South Africa
  • Reconciliation
  • South Africa
  • Apartheid
  • Post-apartheid era
  • South Africa
  • Retribution
Label
The politics of truth and reconciliation in South Africa : legitimizing the post-apartheid state, Richard A. Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 246-262) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Reconciliation in society : religious values and procedural pragmatism
  • 6.
  • Vengeance, revenge and retribution
  • 7.
  • Reconciliation with a vengeance
  • 8.
  • Conclusions : human rights, reconciliation and retribution
  • 1.
  • Human rights and nation-building
  • 2.
  • Technologies of truth : the TRC's truth-making machine
  • 3.
  • The politics of truth and human rights
  • 4.
  • Reconciliation through truth?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 271 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511671616
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)593325573
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web via Internet
Label
The politics of truth and reconciliation in South Africa : legitimizing the post-apartheid state, Richard A. Wilson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 246-262) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Reconciliation in society : religious values and procedural pragmatism
  • 6.
  • Vengeance, revenge and retribution
  • 7.
  • Reconciliation with a vengeance
  • 8.
  • Conclusions : human rights, reconciliation and retribution
  • 1.
  • Human rights and nation-building
  • 2.
  • Technologies of truth : the TRC's truth-making machine
  • 3.
  • The politics of truth and human rights
  • 4.
  • Reconciliation through truth?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 271 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511671616
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)593325573
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web via Internet

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