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Our Faithfulness to the PastThe Ethics and Politics of Memory$
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Sue Campbell, Christine M. Koggel, and Rockney Jacobsen

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199376933

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199376933.001.0001

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Remembering Who We Are

Remembering Who We Are

Responsibility and Resistant Identification

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(p.114) 6 Remembering Who We Are
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Our Faithfulness to the Past
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Sue Campbell

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199376933.003.0007

This chapter explores one component of a political remedy for addressing historic harms by examining more closely the analogies and disanalogies between individuals, when they are conceived of as relational, and the collectives to which they belong. It argues that our identification with others is not built only upon bonds of sympathy and may even include anger or shame. This makes possible meaningful resistant identifications (identifications with collective histories of abuse or oppression of which we disapprove) that may require us to take responsibility for actions – even those for which we cannot be held blameworthy. Doing so may be necessary for the creation of new and meaningful possibilities of solidarity with those who are oppressed.

Keywords:   collective responsibility, historic harm, oppression, relational selves, resistant identification, responsibility, solidarity

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