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Reconciliation Discourse

The case of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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Kurzbeschreibung

This volume is a research monograph analysing the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) from an ethnographic/linguistic point of view. The central proposition of this book is that the TRC can be regarded as a mechanism that leads to the hegemony of specific discourses, thus excercising power. The analysis illustrates how, through a certain type of reconciliation discourse constructed at the TRC hearings, a reconciliation-oriented reality took shape in post-TRC South Africa. Basically, the study points to the long-term implications a truth commission can exert on a traumatised post-conflict society. The book is unique on several levels: TRC discourse is explored in-depth on the basis of personal stories from TRC testifiers; a combination of Poststructuralist and Critical Discourse Analysis approaches form the theoretical foundations; and an extensive bibliography provides an impressive database of TRC publications.

Details

Titel: Reconciliation Discourse
Autoren/Herausgeber: Annelies Verdoolaege
Aus der Reihe: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture

ISBN/EAN: 9789027291615

Seitenzahl: 254
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

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