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Law and the Politics of Memory : Confronting the Past

By: Loytomaki, Stiina.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014Description: 1 online resource (171 p.).ISBN: 9781136007361.Subject(s): Crimes against humanity -- European Union countries | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- France | Transitional justice -- France | War crimes -- France -- History -- 20th century | World War, 1939-1945 -- Law and legislation -- FranceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Law and the Politics of Memory : Confronting the PastDDC classification: 345.44/0238 | 345.440238 LOC classification: KJV8405 .L69 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction: The recent legalization of colonialism in France; 2 European memory: Memory claims and their legal 'regulation' in the European Union; 3 France and challenges to French universalism: Towards accepting collective responsibility for Vichy crimes; 4 Trial about discourse: Torture during the Algerian war; 5 Memory laws and the politics of victimhood; 6 Conclusion: Why law?; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Law and the Politics of Memory: Confronting the Past examines law's role as a tool of memory politics in the efforts of contemporary societies to work through the traumas of their past.  Using the examples of French colonialism and Vichy, as well as addressing the politics of memory surrounding the Holocaust, communism and colonialism, this book provides a critical exploration of law's role in 'belated' transitional justice contexts. The book examines how and why law has become so central in processes in which the past is constituted as a series of injustices that need to be rectified and can
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Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction: The recent legalization of colonialism in France; 2 European memory: Memory claims and their legal 'regulation' in the European Union; 3 France and challenges to French universalism: Towards accepting collective responsibility for Vichy crimes; 4 Trial about discourse: Torture during the Algerian war; 5 Memory laws and the politics of victimhood; 6 Conclusion: Why law?; Bibliography; Index

Law and the Politics of Memory: Confronting the Past examines law's role as a tool of memory politics in the efforts of contemporary societies to work through the traumas of their past.  Using the examples of French colonialism and Vichy, as well as addressing the politics of memory surrounding the Holocaust, communism and colonialism, this book provides a critical exploration of law's role in 'belated' transitional justice contexts. The book examines how and why law has become so central in processes in which the past is constituted as a series of injustices that need to be rectified and can

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<p>Stiina Löytömäki is a post-doctoral researcher at the Eric Castren Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki.</p>

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