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    The people are missing; concerning violence, part 1.

    Guardiola-Rivera, Oscar (2017) The people are missing; concerning violence, part 1. Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in media and Culture 39 (2), pp. 155-176. ISSN 1522-5321.

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    Abstract

    This article engages the question concerning violence via a part-memoir, part philosophical reflection prompted by the work of documentary filmmakers Patricio Guzmás and Hito Steyerl. The more proximate object of reflection is the status of the disappeared in theatres of war and gross human rights violations such as Colombia. The less proximate object is the question of justice as involving inter-temporal and not only inter-personal relations, as well as the internal contradiction between justice seemingly been made and persistent injustice. It is proposed that the cinematographer allows singular access to the time dimension of justice by helping us to gather knowledge from a perspective of discontinuity that goes beyond the perspective of continuity required by mainstream legal and transitional justice processes. In contrast, the article advances a notion of justice transitional and optional.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited version of an article accepted for publication following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available from Wayne State University Press.
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Depositing User: Oscar Guardiola-Rivera
    Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2017 15:26
    Last Modified: 07 Nov 2017 17:08
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/17965

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