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Reconciliation, Civil Society, and the Politics of Memory : Transnational Initiatives in the 20th and 21st Century.

Author: Birgit Schwelling
Publisher: Bielefeld : Transcript, 2014.
Series: Erinnerungskulturen / Memory Cultures.
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How did civil society function as a locus for reconciliation initiatives since the beginning of the 20th century? The essays in this volume challenge the conventional understanding of reconciliation as a benign state-driven process. They explore how a range of civil society actors - from Turkish intellectuals apologizing for the Armenian Genocide to religious organizations working towards the improvement of  Read more...
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Schwelling, Birgit.
Reconciliation, Civil Society, and the Politics of Memory : Transnational Initiatives in the 20th and 21st Century.
Bielefeld : transcript, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Birgit Schwelling
ISBN: 9783839419311 383941931X
OCLC Number: 900345416
Description: 1 online resource (373 pages).
Contents: Cover Reconciliation, Civil Society, and the Politics of Memory; Contents; Transnational Civil Society's Contribution to Reconciliation: An Introduction; RECONCILIATION AFTER THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE; "A Question of Humanity in its Entirety": Armin T. Wegner as Intermediary of Reconciliation between Germans and Armenians in Interwar German Civil Society; Mea Culpas, Negotiations, Apologias: Revisiting the "Apology" of Turkish Intellectuals; RECONCILIATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS; Soldiers' Reconciliation: René Cassin, the International Labour Office, and the Search for Human Rights. "A Blessed Act of Oblivion": Human Rights, European Unity and Postwar ReconciliationRECONCILIATION IN THE AFTERMATH OF WORLD WAR II; Franco-German Rapprochement and Reconciliation in the Ecclesial Domain: The Meeting of Bishops in Bühl (1949) and the Congress of Speyer (1950); A Right to Irreconcilability? Oradour-sur-Glane, German-French Relations and the Limits of Reconciliation after World War II; From Atonement to Peace? Aktion Sühnezeichen, German-Israeli Relations and the Role of Youth in Reconciliation Discourse and Practice; RECONCILIATION IN POSTCOLONIAL SETTINGS. Apologising for Colonial Violence: The Documentary Film Regresso a Wiriyamu, Transitional Justice, and Portuguese-Mozambican DecolonisationFacing Postcolonial Entanglement and the Challenge of Responsibility: Actor Constellations between Namibia and Germany; INSTRUMENTS OF RECONCILIATION: COMMISSIONS IN EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE; Political Reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Bloody Sunday Inquiry; From Truth to Reconciliation: The Global Diffusion of Truth Commissions; About the Autors.
Series Title: Erinnerungskulturen / Memory Cultures.

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Birgit Schwelling (Dr. habil.) is the Academic Director of the Research Group on -History and Memory- at the University of Konstanz, Germany." -Ein gelungener Sammelband, der mit der Breite seiner Read more...

 
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