GCC 3002

Beyond War and Atrocity - Reconciliation and Justice

GCC 3002 offers a thorough introduction to the many ways of thinking through the delicate relationship between reconciliatory initiatives, processes of collective remembering, and the requirements of justice, by examining theoretical and concrete practices in different historical settings: responses to the Holocaust on the part of victims and victimizers; the Spanish “pact of oblivion” and belated remembering of the Civil War and the Franco dictatorship; the founding of the European Union between century-old enemy states; the South African experiment in Truth and Reconciliation; and in the USA, the American Indian struggles for memory and justice and the Black Redress Movement.