Incommensurable worlds, irreparable wounds: Transitional justice politics and personal violent pasts in postconflict Peru

Maria Eugenia Ulfe Young, Ximena Málaga Sabogal

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Reparation programmes in transitional justice processes imply that there are ways to repair social bonds, to dignify victims of violence, to reconstitute what is lost. But how does losing a relative translate into the twists and turns of a state social programme? Based on ethnographic research in the Peruvian Andes and the life history of a daughter of a Shining Path leader, this article explores the ways in which transitional justice discourses get translated into specific national reparation policies embedded in a series of mnemonic wars. These mnemonic wars imply different levels of confrontation, and invisibilization of subjects and citizenships.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1484-1496
Number of pages13
JournalMemory Studies
StatePublished - 30 Nov 2022

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