Leigh A. Payne, Unsettling Accounts: Neither Truth nor Reconciliation in Confessions of State Violence; Maja Zehfuss, Wounds of Memory: The Politics of War in Germany

Hutchison, Emma (2009) Leigh A. Payne, Unsettling Accounts: Neither Truth nor Reconciliation in Confessions of State Violence; Maja Zehfuss, Wounds of Memory: The Politics of War in Germany. Millennium, 38 1: 201-204. doi:10.1177/03058298090380010118


Author Hutchison, Emma
Title Leigh A. Payne, Unsettling Accounts: Neither Truth nor Reconciliation in Confessions of State Violence; Maja Zehfuss, Wounds of Memory: The Politics of War in Germany
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Leigh A. Payne, Unsettling Accounts: Neither Truth nor Reconciliation in Confessions of State Violence
Maja Zehfuss, Wounds of Memory: The Politics of War in Germany
Journal name Millennium   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0305-8298
1477-9021
Publication date 2009-08
Sub-type Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
DOI 10.1177/03058298090380010118
Volume 38
Issue 1
Start page 201
End page 204
Total pages 4
Place of publication London, U.K.
Publisher Sage
Language eng
Subject 1605 Policy and Administration
1606 Political Science
Formatted abstract
Two excellent recent examples of the growing literature on the politics and memory of state-sanctioned violence are Leigh A. Payne’s Unsettling Accounts: Neither Truth nor Reconciliation in Confessions of State Violence and Maja Zehfuss’s Wounds of Memory: The Politics of War in Germany. Both Payne and Zehfuss provide compelling investigations of how remembering and imagining political violence plays a key role in configuring politics. They each uncover unexplored and critical dimensions of the politics of remembering and giving testimony. While unique in terms of their contribution and focus, both books are meticulously researched and carefully argued. They each provide strikingly original analysis.
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Sub-type: Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
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