Unctions of Re-appropriation in Contemporary Texts About Historical Events
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Many of the most horrific events of the modern era, such as the Holocaust, slavery, and other forms of genocide and human trafficking, occurred either within certain structures of legal framework, or because of them. Often, these frameworks are indifferent to the suffering the laws cause. What is the function of the re-appropriation of legal documents in Heimrad Backers Transcript and M. NourbeSe Philips Zong!? Do the texts empower the sufferers, or voice the thinking of the perpetrators? To what end? What do the texts say about the role of strict legalism in modern society? How do the texts speak truth to power?