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On Religion and Violence by Charles Taylor

The 20th century has been marked in a horrifying way by “categorical violence”-a violence directed against people on the basis of their belonging to a certain group. Categorical violence has three distinguishing features: excessiveness, the discourse of purification and a ritual element. There are two views of the cause of categorical violence which I wish…

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Aftermath of Counter Revolution: Revolutionary Time in David Scott’s Omens of Adversity – Thushara Hewage

Text of the introductory presentation made by Dr. Thushara Hewage, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Ottawa at the seminar on The Politics of Memory and a Critique of Transitional Justice held on Wednesday 3rd June 2015, at Department of Political Science and Public Policy, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo. The pieces…