384 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables
Cloth Sep 2021 | ISBN 9780812253306 | $99.95s | Outside the Americas £80.00
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A volume in the series Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights
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In this sweeping international perspective on reparations, Time for Reparations makes the case that past state injustice—be it slavery or colonization, forced sterilization or widespread atrocities—has enduring consequences that generate ongoing harm, which needs to be addressed as a matter of justice and equity.
Time for Reparations provides a wealth of detailed and diverse examples of state injustice, from enslavement of African Americans in the United States and Roma in Romania to colonial exploitation and brutality in Guatemala, Algeria, Indonesia, Jamaica, and Guadeloupe. From many vantage points, contributing authors discuss different reparative strategies and the impact they would have on the lives of survivor or descent communities.
One of the strengths of this book is its interdisciplinary perspective—contributors are historians, anthropologists, human rights lawyers, sociologists, and political scientists. Many of the authors are both scholars and advocates, actively involved in one capacity or another in the struggles for reparations they describe. The book therefore has a broad and inclusive scope, aided by an accessible and cogent writing style. It appeals to scholars, students, advocates and others concerned about addressing some of the most profound and enduring injustices of our time.
Jacqueline Bhabha is Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.
Margareta Matache is Director of the Roma Program at the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights.
Caroline Elkins is Professor of History and African and African American Studies at Harvard University.