Springer Series in Transitional Justice

Remaking Transitional Justice in the United States

The Rhetorical Authorization of the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Authors: Beitler III, James Edward

  • ​Takes a language-oriented approach to the field of transitional justice
  • Explores the first truth commission of its kind in the U.S.
  • Serves as guide to practitioners of transitional justice who are looking for strategies to garner authority for their initiatives
  • Reveals some of the global interconnections between various transitional justice initiatives.
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​Remaking Transitional Justice in the United States: The Rhetoric of the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission  explores rhetorical attempts to authorize the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission—a grassroots, U.S.-based truth commission created in 2004 toredress past injustices in the city. Through detailed rhetorical analyses, the book demonstratesthat the development of the field of transitional justice has given rise to a transnational rhetorical tradition that provides those working in the field with series of “enabling constraints.” The book then shows how Greensboro stakeholders attempted to reaccentuate this rhetorical tradition in their rhetorical performances to construct authority and bring about justice, even as the tradition shaped their discourse in ways that limited the scope of their responses. Calling attention to the rhetorical interdependence among practitioners of transitional justice, this study offers insights into the development of transitional justice in the United States and in grassroots contexts in other liberal democracies. The volume is a relevant guide to scholars and practitioners of transitional justice as it brings into relief mechanisms of transitional justice that are frequently overlooked—namely, rhetorical mechanisms. It also speaks to any readers who may be interested in the communicative strategies/tactics that may be employed by grassroots transitional justice initiatives.

About the authors

James E. Beitler is an Assistant Professor of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. His dissertation—which was completed at the University of Michigan in 2009—explores the rhetorical activity of the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • The Problem of Power: Authorizing a Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Greensboro, North Carolina

    Beitler, James Edward

    Pages 1-27

  • The Rhetorical Tradition of Transitional Justice

    Beitler, James Edward

    Pages 29-50

  • “A Person is a Person Through Other Persons”: Reaccentuating Ubuntu in Greensboro

    Beitler, James Edward

    Pages 51-74

  • Reaccentuating Representivity in Greensboro

    Beitler, James Edward

    Pages 75-100

  • Redefining “Truth Commission”: Definitional Maneuvering in the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report

    Beitler, James Edward

    Pages 101-126

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5295-9
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5294-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8677-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Remaking Transitional Justice in the United States
Book Subtitle
The Rhetorical Authorization of the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Transitional Justice
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5295-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5295-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5294-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8677-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 158
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