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Making whole what has been smashed : on reparations politics

Author: John Torpey
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006.
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"This book explores the spread in recent years of political efforts to rectify injustices handed down from the past. Although it recognizes that campaigns for reparations may lead to an improvement in the well-being of victims of mistreatment by states and to reconciliation among former antagonists, it examines the extent to which the concern with the past may represent a departure from the traditionally  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Torpey, John C.
Making whole what has been smashed.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Torpey
ISBN: 0674019431 9780674019430
OCLC Number: 61865102
Awards: Nominated for Best Book Award in Race, Ethnicity, and Politics 2007
Description: x, 214 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The surfacing of subterranean history --
An anatomy of reparations politics --
Commemoration, redress, and reconciliation : the cases of Japanese-Americans and Japanese-Canadians --
Forty acres : the case of reparations for Black Americans --
Post-colonial reparations : reparations politics in post-apartheid Namibia and South Africa.
Responsibility: John Torpey.
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This book explores the recent spread of political efforts to rectify past injustices. Although it recognizes that reparations campaigns may lead to improved well-being of victims and to  Read more...


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The Age of Apology came to a head with 1990s contrition chic... History is written by the winners, it is commonly said. But heritage-history shaped to present purposes-is increasingly fashioned by Read more...

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