Perpetrator Studies Network


8 April 2021

Book Launch: New Directions in Ethnography and Violence

The third event in the New Books in Perpetrator Studies series will explore new directions in ethnography and violence and will feature the joint launch of Nikkie Wiegink’s Former Guerrillas in Mozambique (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020) and Eva van Roekel’s Phenomenal Justice. Violence and Morality in Argentina (Rutgers UP, 2020). Former Guerrillas in Mozambique describes the trajectories of former RENAMO combatants, focusing on the ways in which they find their ways as civilians in the unstable and sometimes dangerous social and political environments after the war. Phenomenal Justice examines the reopened trials for crimes against humanity committed during the military dictatorship in Argentina and explores how victims and perpetrators of political violence experience justice on their own terms.

The discussants are Erella Grassiani and Susanne Knittel.

The event will take place on April 8 at 15.30 (CET).

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This event is organized by Eva van Roekel and Nikkie Wiegink in collaboration with the departments of Cultural Anthropology at Utrecht University and at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, as well as the Perpetrator Studies Network.