Making Whole What Has Been Smashed: On Reparations Politics (Paperback)John Torpey (author)
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Viewing the search for "coming to terms with the past" as a form of politics, John Torpey argues that there are major differences between reparations for the living victims of past wrongdoing and reparations for the descendants of such victims. More fundamentally, he argues that claims for reparations comprise a relatively novel kind of politics that involves a quest for symbolic recognition and material compensation for those seeking them-through the idiom of the past rather than the present.
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Number of pages: 232
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm
Edition: Revised, with a new preface by the author
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