Restitution and the Politics of Repair: Tropes, Imaginaries, Theory

English | ISBN: 1474453090 | 2020 | 164 pages | PDF | 1088 KB

Analyses the social imaginary of undoing, repair and return underpinning the international norm of restitution-making
Approaches restitution not just as a legal norm of property return, but as a social imaginary and a cultural-psychoanalytic ‘scene’ of undoing, repair and return
Brings together philosophic-political, socio-legal and cultural-psychoanalytic approaches to the study of restitution
Outlines a heterogeneous and multifaceted idea of restitution emergent in modernity, and looks at the peripheries of the modern restitutive tradition in the search for alternatives and counter-traditions
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