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Conclusion: Break the Silence, End the Violence? A Politics of Narrative

  • Tanya Serisier
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Abstract

The book concludes with a consideration of the relationship between narrative and politics that asks what it is that speaking out can do through a brief discussion of the ‘politicisation’ of speaking out in the 2016 US Presidential election. Drawing on arguments made throughout the book, I propose that a transformative narrative practice around violence must insist on the need for open narrative possibilities and reject a form of narrative closure that sees telling stories of rape as an inevitable part of our political future.

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  • Tanya Serisier
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  1. 1.School of LawBirkbeck, University of LondonLondonUK

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