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By Tanya Goodman,Ronald Eyerman,Jeffrey C. Alexander

The South African fact and Reconciliation fee (TRC) is a latest social drama that enabled the nation's apartheid prior to be developed as a cultural trauma, and by way of doing so created a brand new collective narrative of variety and inclusion. The TRC relied totally on stories from sufferers and perpetrators of apartheid violence who got here ahead to inform their tales in a public discussion board. instead of easily serving as facts for surroundings the historic checklist directly, this booklet exhibits that it used to be not just the content material of those stories but additionally how those tales have been informed and what values have been hooked up to them that turned major. Goodman argues that the performative nature of the TRC procedure successfully specified the earlier as profane and concurrently imagined a sacred destiny group in line with democratic idealism and common solidarity.

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