"Since its inception in 2001, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been met with resistance by various African states and their leaders, who see the court as a new iteration of colonial violence and control. In Affective Justice Kamari Maxine Clarke explores the African Union's pushback against the ICC in order to theorize affect's role in shaping forms of justice in the contemporary period. Drawing on fieldwork in The Hague, the African Union in Addis Ababa, sites of post-election Violence in Kenya, and in Boko Haram's circuits in Northern Nigeria, Clarke formulates the concept of affective justice--an emotional response to competing interpretations of justice--to trace how affect becomes manifest in judicial practices. By detailing the effects of the ICC's all African-indictments, she outlines how affective responses to this call into question the 'objectivity' of ICC's mission to protect those victimized by violence and prosecute perpetrators of those crimes. In analyzing the effects of such cases, Clarke provides a fuller theorization of how people articulate what justice is and the mechanisms through which they do so"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Assemblages of interconnection Formations, dislocations, and unravelings Genealogies of anti-impunity : encapsulating victims and perpetrators Founding moments? Shaping publics through sentimental narratives Bio-mediation and the #bringbackourgirls campaign : making suffering visible From "perpetrator" to hero : renarrating culpability through reattribution The making of an African criminal court as an affective practice Reattributions: the refusal to arrest and surrender African heads of state.
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Online resource; title from digital title page (JSTOR, viewed on September 22, 2020).
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Print version: Clarke, Kamari Maxine, 1966- Affective justice. Durham : Duke University Press, 2019