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Time and temporality in transitional and post-conflict societies.


Sandra Rios Oyola


Time and Temporality in Transitional and Post-Conflict Societies examines how time is experienced, constructed and used in transitional and post-conflict societies. This collection critically questions linear, transitional justice time and highlights the different temporalities that exist at local and institutional levels through original empirical research. Presenting empirical and often ethnographic research from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cambodia, Mozambique, Palestine/Israel, Rwanda and South Africa, contributors use a temporal lens to investigate key issues including: transitional justice institutions, peace processes, victimhood, perpetrators, accountability, reparations, forgiveness, reconciliation and memoralisation. This timely monograph will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers, interested in fields such as political science, international relations, anthropology, transitional justice and conflict resolution. It will also be relevant to conflict resolution and peacebuilding practitioners.


MUELLER-HIRTH, N. and RIOS OYOLA, S. (eds.) 2018. Time and temporality in transitional and post-conflict societies. Routledge advances in sociology, 244. Abingdon: Routledge [online]. Available from:

Book Type Edited Book
Online Publication Date Mar 22, 2018
Publication Date Dec 31, 2018
Publicly Available Date Apr 20, 2021
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Series Title Routledge advances in sociology
Series Number 244
ISBN 9781138631366
Keywords Conflict resolution; Peace studies; War; Conflict; Social theory
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Additional Information The file associated with this output is a single representative chapter from the larger work. The book can be purchased and read in full from the publisher's website:

One of the editors - Natascha Mueller-Hirth - is also the author of the following chapters: "Introduction: temporal perspectives on transitional and post-conflict societies" (see attached file); "Still waiting: victim policies, social change and fixed liminality"; and "Conclusion: defusing time bombs: towards an understanding of time and temporality in peacebuilding".


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