Biopolitics and Historic Justice

Coming to Terms with the Injuries of Normality

Human rights violations linked to norms of health, fitness, and social usefulness have long been overlooked by Historic Justice Studies. Kathrin Braun introduces the concept of »injuries of normality« to capture the specifics of this type of human rights violation and the respective struggles for historic justice. She examines the processes of Vergangenheitsbewältigung in the context of coercive sterilization, institutional killings, as well as the persecution of homosexual men and of »asocials« under Nazi rule. She argues that an analytic perspective on political temporality allows us to better understand the formation of these biopolitical human rights violations and their exclusion from memory and historic justice.

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11 May 2021, 194 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8394-4550-1
File size: 1.37 MB

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Kathrin Braun

Kathrin Braun, Universität Stuttgart, Deutschland

Author(s)
Kathrin Braun
Book title
Biopolitics and Historic Justice Coming to Terms with the Injuries of Normality
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
194
ISBN
978-3-8394-4550-1
DOI
10.14361/9783839445501
Commodity Group
1739
BIC-Code
JPA JFC HBLW3
BISAC-Code
POL010000 SOC022000 HIS037070
THEMA-Code
JPA JBCC
Release date
11 May 2021
Topics
Recht, Biopolitik, Erinnerungskultur
Readership
Political Science, History, Social Sciences, Human Rights Studies, Disability Studies, Transitional Justice, Memory Studies
Keywords/Tags
Historic Justice, Biopolitics, Nazi Crimes, Political Temporality, Human Rights Violations, Law, Memory Culture, Contemporary History, Human Rights, Political Science

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