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Sing the Rage: Listening to Anger after Mass Violence

Sonali Chakravarti


The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (1996-1998) was an unprecedented step in developing an institution of transitional justice that incorporated emotional responses to mass violence within the context of victim testimony. However, it was unable to recognize the significance of anger in a clear way. The obstacles it revealed in its engagement with anger were reminiscent of debates within the history of political thought on the relationship between anger and justice. Two of the most provocative philosophical positions on this question, that of Adam Smith and Hannah Arendt, are ... More

Keywords: Anger, Emotion, South Africa, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Adam Smith, Hannah Arendt, Aristotle, Transitional justice, testimony

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780226119984
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226120041.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sonali Chakravarti, author