Sensing the Normative at Shifting Scales
27-28 September 2018, Freie Universität Berlin
Recent scholarship on justice in Africa has highlighted both the specific normative framings of justice and the broader political, economic, social and cultural contexts, in which conflicts around justice are enmeshed. However, their affective and emotional dimensions – that is, the realm of sentiments of justice – has typically been neglected. Sentiments of justice are arguably crucial for apprehending the full power of normative orientations to attract or antagonise actors.