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Conclusion

  • Johanne Helbo Bøndergaard
Chapter
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies book series (PMMS)

Abstract

Bøndergaard outlines the main conclusions of the book Forensic MemoryLiterature after Testimony. First, that while the witnesses to many of the conflicts of the twentieth century are disappearing, testimony is in fact still a prominent presence both in forensic narratives and in the discourse surrounding forensic exhumations of victims of violence. Second, that this forensic mode poses a challenge to contemporary “forensic culture” by insisting on the value of human judgment and on the complexities of interpretation and presentation of evidence. Third, that the forensic mode is characterized by a reflexive-agonistic mode of remembering the past. The chapter further outlines some of the main implications of these conclusions regarding, for instance, testimony in the forensic work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Aarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark

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