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Political Crime and the Memory of Loss

by John Borneman

Part of the New Anthropologies of Europe Series

Political Crime and the Memory of Loss Synopsis

Loss is a fundamental human condition that often leads both individuals and groups to seek redress in the form of violence. But are there possible modes of redress to reckon with loss that might lead to a departure from the violence of collective and individual revenge? This book focuses on the redress of political crime in Germany and Lebanon, extending its analysis to questions of accountability and democratization in the United States and elsewhere. To understand the proposed modes of redress, John Borneman links the way the actors define their injuries to the cultural forms of redress these injuries assume and to the social contexts in which they are open to refiguring. Borneman theorizes modes of accountability, the meaning of regime change and the American occupation of Iraq, and the mechanisms of democratic authority in Europe and North America.

Political Crime and the Memory of Loss Press Reviews

Borneman has produced an important book, and his discussion of modes of accountability and their significance in assessing and comparing political crimes and their ongoing memory is very useful. * H-Memory * [T]his is an engaging, often idiosyncratic, and consistently provocative collection of essays. * PoLAR * [This]book . . . is highly relevant to a number of regional and investigative arenas, including psychological and political anthropology, as well as history, gender, and the study of violence, trauma, and reconciliation. In also seeking to bring classic anthropology into conversation with critical forms of contemporaneous anthropology, the book also serves as an example for the continuing relevance of anthropology in public and international debates. * American Ethnologist * John Borneman's book provides a series of thoughtful and wide-ranging reflections on ethics and politics, drawing on scholarship in anthropology, social and political theory, and psychoanalysis, as well as extensive ethnographic fieldwork. . . . Expansive in scope, each essay is clearly written and insightful, and will appeal to a wide range of scholars concerned with issues of memory, accountability, democratization, and international geopolitics, as well as the histories and politics of Europe and the Middle East. * Intl Jrnl Middle East Studies * Loss is a fundamental human condition that often leads both individuals and groups to seek redress in the form of violence . . . This book focuses on the redress of political crime in Germany and Lebanon, extending its analysis to questions of accountability and democratization in the United States and elsewhere. Feb. 2014 * Allegra *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780253223517
Publication date: 4th October 2011
Author: John Borneman
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 262 pages
Categories: Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography, Political science & theory,

About John Borneman

John Borneman is Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University. His books include Belonging in the Two Berlins: Kin, State, Nation and Syrian Episodes: Sons, Fathers, and an Anthropologist in Aleppo.

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