Victims in focus

Jemima Garcia-Godos has written a review essay on the books "Victims of International Crimes: An Interdisciplinary Discourse" by Thorsten Bonacker and Christoph Safferling, "Justice for Victims: Perspectives on Rights, Transition and Reconciliation" by  eds. Inge Vanfraechem, Antony Pemberton and Felix Mukwiza Ndahinda and "Reparation for Victims of Crimes against Humanity: The Healing Role of Reparation" by ed. Jo-Anne M.Wemmers.


Excerpt from review

Victims of International Crimes: An Interdisciplinary Discourse. Turns or shifts of attention inviting us to look at social phenomena from a different angle are common in the social sciences. As students or scholars we have most likely heard of at least one of the many ‘turns’ experienced over the past decades: the cultural turn, the spatial turn, the historical turn, the linguistic turn, the quantitative turn, the philosophical turn, the ontological turn and more. Some of these turns pass rather quickly, as a fashion soon to be changed. Other turns are welcomed by parts of the research community and resisted by others, resulting in productive controversies and debates. On occasion, a turn might be embraced and stay, leaving a lasting mark on the discipline or field that adopts it, maybe even changing the course of the research field. In this...


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By Garcia-Godos, Jemima
Published May 9, 2017 10:44 AM - Last modified May 9, 2017 10:44 AM