Book of the Disappeared

The Quest for Transnational Justice
Jennifer Heath and Ashraf Zahedi, Editors

A unique and timely publication, for advocates, academics, and practitioners, providing invaluable insight into the plight of the disappeared

This title is open access and free to read on the web A free online version is forthcoming

Description

Book of the Disappeared highlights the ways in which genocide and enforced disappearances are intertwined—each centering on human rights violations. The quest for human rights protection has turned into a global movement both in democratic and undemocratic societies. Human rights advocates—academic and practitioners—along with the victims' families have kept genocide and enforced disappearance in the spotlight. This book draws on insight and expertise of human rights advocates worldwide and each chapter is informed by in-depth study of a given country. Scattered throughout the book are interludes, presented as short “factoids,” historic and contemporary, intended to magnify the topics of disappearance, genocide, and transitional justice. They contain thought-provoking art pieces to illustrate some of the work being done by contemporary artists to address issues of injustice, disappearance and genocide.

Jennifer Heath is an Independent scholar, Author/Editor, Activist, and Curator.

Ashraf Zahedi is a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Praise / Awards

  • “By documenting the impact of victims who have turned activists and formed effective grassroots movements with global impact, Book of the Disappeared provides a roadmap for the reader who wants to become familiar with global movements for justice that had their roots in communities where these atrocities occurred. Any person interested in human rights, international justice, the voice of the silenced, etc. will be interested to read this book.”

    —Avideh Shashaani, President, Fund for the Future of our Children

Product Details

  • 6 x 9.
  • 368pp.
  • 11 artworks.
Available for sale worldwide

  • Hardcover
  • 2023
  • Forthcoming
  • 978-0-472-07593-5

Pre-Order
  • $85.00 U.S.

  • Paper
  • 2023
  • Forthcoming
  • 978-0-472-05593-7

Pre-Order
  • $39.95 U.S.

  • Open Access
  • 2023
  • Forthcoming
  • 978-0-472-90325-2


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