Author

Fadoua Loudiy

Defense Date

10-29-2010

Graduation Date

2010

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

PhD

Department

Communication and Rhetorical Studies

School

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Committee Chair

Calvin Troup

Committee Member

Kathleen Roberrts

Committee Member

Janie Fritz

Committee Member

Ronald Arnett

Keywords

Morocco, Paul Ricoeur, public memory, reconciliation, reparations, transitional justice

Abstract

Transitional justice refers to the variety of rhetorical practices and discourses (restorative and retributive) that nations engage in during the aftermath of state criminality. While examples of mass political violence abound, this inquiry focuses on the Moroccan experience of coming to terms with the Years of Lead where financial reparations have been the primary mode of redress for victims. The philosophy of Paul Ricoeur contributes to a praxis-oriented understanding of transitional justice. This work advances a rhetoric of symbolic justice that privileges the public memory of victims. Symbolic justice offers hope for the renewal of the community's ethos through public discourse and practices that seek to restore the capacity of citizens within their society.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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