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Title A sense of justice : legal knowledge and lived experience in Latin America / edited by Sandra Brunnegger and Karen Ann Faulk
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2016]
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Contents Introduction : making sense of justice / Karen Ann Faulk and Sandra Brunnegger -- Transitional justice, memory, and the emergence of legal subjectivities in Colombia / Juan Pablo Vera Lugo -- Pursuing justice in Jewish Buenos Aires / Karen Ann Faulk -- Justice, rights, and discretionary space in Brazilian policing / Graham Denyer Willis -- Imaginaries of judicial practice among legal experts in Argentina / Leticia Barrera -- The craft of justice-making through the permanent peoples' tribunal in Colombia / Sandra Brunnegger -- On justice, insecurity, and the right to the city in Brazil's oldest metropolis / Marta Magalhães Wallace -- Water justice, mining, and the fetish form of law in the Atacama Desert / Alonso Barros -- Conclusion : justice at the limits of law / Mark Goodale
Summary Throughout Latin America, the idea of'justice'serves as the ultimate goal and rationale for a wide variety of actions and causes. In the Chilean Atacama Desert, residents have undertaken a prolonged struggle for their right to groundwater. Family members of bombing victims in Buenos Aires demand that the state provide justice for the attack. In Colombia, some victims of political violence have turned to the courts for resolution, while others reject the state's ability to fairly adjudicate their grievances and have constructed a non-state tribunal. In each of these examples, the protagonists seek one main thing: justice. A Sense of Justice ethnographically explores the complex dynamics of justice production across Latin America. The chapters examine (in)justice as it is lived and imagined today and what it means for those who claim and regulate its parameters, including the Brazilian police force, the Permanent Peoples'Tribunal in Colombia, and the Argentine Supreme Court. Inextricable as'justice'is from inequality, violence, crime, and corruption, it emerges through memory, in space, and where ideals meet practical limitations. Ultimately, the authors show how understanding the dynamic processes of constructing justice is essential to creating cooperative rather than oppressive forms of law.-- Provided by Publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 11, 2016)
Subject Justice -- Social aspects -- South America.
Law -- Social aspects -- South America.
Form Electronic book
Author Brunnegger, Sandra, editor
Faulk, Karen Ann, 1976- editor
ISBN 0804799113 (electronic bk.)
9780804799119 (electronic bk.)