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Histories of Complicity

Norman, Will (2019) Histories of Complicity. youtube video. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:81130)

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Abstract

The experience of discovering oneself to be complicit in a harmful system one repudiates is very common in our current moment. Our modern experience of complicity is, however, a relatively recent phenomenon. In this talk, Dr Norman explores the meaning and concept of complicity in its historical context, beginning with the debates about responsibility that took place in the United States in the wake of World War Two and the discovery of the Nazi death camps. In thinking historically about the predicament of complicity he proposes a way of grasping it that will help us to understand its contemporary manifestations, and to see why it is as much a collective political experience as a personal ethical one.

Item Type: Visual media
Uncontrolled keywords: Complicity United States Hannah Arendt Dwight Macdonald Henry David Thoreau
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Will Norman
Date Deposited: 05 May 2020 19:35 UTC
Last Modified: 06 May 2020 09:54 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/81130 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Norman, Will: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4967-8213
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