Gender, Transitional Justice and Memorial Arts

Global Perspectives on Commemoration and Mobilization

Jelke Boesten (Redaktør) ; Helen Scanlon (Redaktør)

This book examines the role of post-conflict memorial arts in bringing about gender justice in transitional societies.


Art and post-violence memorialisation are currently widely debated. Les mer
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This book examines the role of post-conflict memorial arts in bringing about gender justice in transitional societies.


Art and post-violence memorialisation are currently widely debated. Scholars of human rights and of commemorative arts discuss the aesthetics and politics not only of sites of commemoration, but of literature, poetry, visual arts and increasingly, film and comics. Art, memory and activism are also increasingly intertwined. But within the literature around post-conflict transitional justice and critical human rights studies, there is little questioning about what memorial arts do for gender justice, how women and men are included and represented, and how this intertwines with other questions of identity and representation, such as race and ethnicity. The book brings together research from scholars around the world who are interested in the gendered dimensions of memory-making in transitional societies. Addressing a global range of cases, including genocide, authoritarianism, civil war, electoral violence and apartheid, they consider not only the gendered commemoration of past violence, but also the possibility of producing counter-narratives that unsettle and challenge established stereotypes.


Aimed at those interested in the fields of transitional justice, memory studies, post-conflict peacebuilding, human rights and gender studies, this book will appeal to academics, researchers and practitioners.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

1. Introduction: Feminist Understandings of Memorial Arts and Symbolic Reparations


Jelke Boesten and Helen Scanlon


Part I Sites of Commemoration












2. A Feminist Reading of Sites of Commemoration in Peru


Jelke Boesten


3. Gender, Genocide and Memorialisation in Namibia


Penahole Brock and Ester Muinjangue








4. Gender and Memory: Lessons from the Gukurahundi Massacre in Zimbabwe


Nompilo Ndlovu


5. Memory Politics and the Emergence of a Women's Sphere to Counter Historical Violence in Korea


Seong Nae Kim












6. Calling everything into question: the place of black women in post-1994 South African commemoration









Yvette Hutchison





Part II Arts and Symbolic Reparation









7. Genocide & Epistemicide: Symbolic and Restorative Justice Beyond South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission


June Bam-Hutchison











8. Do Symbolic Reparations in Brazil Help Women to Escape from Silence and to Transform Their Lives?


Lucia Elena Arantes Ferreira Bastos and Ines Virginia Prado Soares


9. Fabricating Reconciliation in Canada


Rachel Kerr


10. Women Awake: Gender and Commemoration in Contemporary Ireland


Michelle LeBaron


11. Touching Pain: The Matrixial Experience of Trauma in Works by Doris Salcedo


Margarita Saona


Part III Transformative Gender Justice?


12. Memories of Violence Against Women and Girls across borders: Transformative gender justice through the arts among Brazilian women migrants in London


Cathy McIlwaine


13. Theatre for Transformative Gender Justice: A Comparison of Three Peruvian Plays on Rape during Political Violence


Alexandra Hibbett


14. "The Past is in the Present and Noone Seems Responsible for Putting it There": Gender, Memory And Mobilisation In Post-Apartheid South Africa









Helen Scanlon





Om forfatteren

Jelke Boesten is Professor in Gender and Development, Department of International Development (DID), King's College London.


Helen Scanlon is the convenor of the Justice and Transformation programme in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa.