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WMST 503E (3 credits) – Special Topics: Gender and Transitional Justice

Course Description (from Course Website):

In this course, we will examine the theoretical and empirical importance of the more recent attention to everyday (local, micro-, embedded or embodied) processes of justice and social repair after mass violence and atrocity in the field of Transitional Justice.  This involves a critical reflection of the normative assumptions guiding the field to date and the de-politicization of post-atrocity polities it arguably fosters.  In the turn away from the transcendent and towards the ordinary, studies of local processes illuminate how quotidian rituals, performances and practices facilitate coping, healing and justice outside the state. We focus on contributions from across disciplines of memory studies, feminism, anthropology, philosophy and politics and focus on cases from across the world.

Course Link:

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