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The Resource Law and the politics of memory : confronting the past, Stiina Löytömäki

Law and the politics of memory : confronting the past, Stiina Löytömäki

Label
Law and the politics of memory : confronting the past
Title
Law and the politics of memory
Title remainder
confronting the past
Statement of responsibility
Stiina Löytömäki
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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. 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 allegedly be repaired. 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. As such, it explores different legal modalities in processes of working through the past; addressing the implications of regulating history and memory through legal categories and legislative acts, whilst exploring how trials, restitution cases, and memory laws manage to fulfil such varied expectations as clarifying truth, rendering homage to memory and reconciling societies.Legal scholars, historians and political scientists, especially those working with transitional justice, history and memory politics in particular, will find this book a stimulating exploration of the specificity of law as an instrument and forum of the politics of memory. "--
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Löytömäki, Stiina
Dewey number
345.440238
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Published EUI PhD theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War crimes
  • Transitional justice
  • Crimes against humanity
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Collective memory
  • France
  • Algeria
  • Vichy (France)
Label
Law and the politics of memory : confronting the past, Stiina Löytömäki
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:274637/one
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Publication
Note
  • "GlassHouse Book"
  • Based on author's thesis (doctoral) -- European University Institute, 2010 (title: Committing the Irreparable: Law and dealing with past injustice)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-150) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : the recent legalization of colonialism in France -- European memory : memory claims and their Legal "regulation" in the European Union -- France and challenges to French universalism : towards accepting collective responsibility for Vichy crimes -- Trial about discourse : torture during the Algerian war -- Memory laws and the politics of victimhood -- Conclusion : why law?
Control code
FIEb17670366
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 162 pages
Isbn
9780415657280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)796753274
Label
Law and the politics of memory : confronting the past, Stiina Löytömäki
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:274637/one
Publication
Note
  • "GlassHouse Book"
  • Based on author's thesis (doctoral) -- European University Institute, 2010 (title: Committing the Irreparable: Law and dealing with past injustice)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-150) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : the recent legalization of colonialism in France -- European memory : memory claims and their Legal "regulation" in the European Union -- France and challenges to French universalism : towards accepting collective responsibility for Vichy crimes -- Trial about discourse : torture during the Algerian war -- Memory laws and the politics of victimhood -- Conclusion : why law?
Control code
FIEb17670366
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 162 pages
Isbn
9780415657280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)796753274

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