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Speaking Justice, Performing Reconciliation: Twin Challenges for a Postcolonial Ethics

Tracey Nicholls

Published: 2010-05-06

This article is concerned with problems of injustice that arise from law's emphasis on the status quo. Nicholls explores the efficacy and pitfalls of improvised movements--undertaken within an extra-legal social sphere--with particular attention to the possibilities of truth and reconciliation commissions.

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So one of the things that improvisation has come to mean in the context of highly technological performance is that improvisation is the last claim to the legitimate presence of a human in the performance of music.

– Bob Ostertag