The purpose of this paper is to convey the Authors’ personal experience in the use of ‘meta-narratives’—literature, poetry, cinema, music, and the arts in general—in restorative processes and to discuss the possible truth-telling mechanisms and the chances offered to reconciliation engendered—or fostered—, in restorative justice, by narration, literature and the arts. Referring to Arendt, Foucault, Ricoeur, Calvino, and other scholars and drawing several examples from cinema (Dardennes brothers), literature (Kafka), and Biblical narrative, the Authors explain how ‘meta-narratives’ can work in restorative processes as metaphors connecting meanings from one field of experience to another. During a ten-year-long reconciliation process that the Authors contributed to facilitating among Italian victims of political violence and former members of armed groups, meta-narratives have been used on multiple occasions: Literature, poetry, cinema, music, and arts helped the parties to access more rapidly and smoothly the common ground of humanity, without insisting on the long and tiring detours of analysing single historical facts. Meta-narratives have been used by facilitators as… ‘facilitators’.

Mazzucato, C., Bertagna, G., The role of "meta-narratives" in restorative justice processes: sketches from experience, in Gema Varona Martíne, G. V. M. (ed.), Arte en Prisión. Justicia Restaurativa a Través de Proyectos Artísticos y Narrativos, Tirant lo Blanch, Valencia 2020: 55- 87 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/161172]

The role of "meta-narratives" in restorative justice processes: sketches from experience

Mazzucato, Claudia
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2020

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to convey the Authors’ personal experience in the use of ‘meta-narratives’—literature, poetry, cinema, music, and the arts in general—in restorative processes and to discuss the possible truth-telling mechanisms and the chances offered to reconciliation engendered—or fostered—, in restorative justice, by narration, literature and the arts. Referring to Arendt, Foucault, Ricoeur, Calvino, and other scholars and drawing several examples from cinema (Dardennes brothers), literature (Kafka), and Biblical narrative, the Authors explain how ‘meta-narratives’ can work in restorative processes as metaphors connecting meanings from one field of experience to another. During a ten-year-long reconciliation process that the Authors contributed to facilitating among Italian victims of political violence and former members of armed groups, meta-narratives have been used on multiple occasions: Literature, poetry, cinema, music, and arts helped the parties to access more rapidly and smoothly the common ground of humanity, without insisting on the long and tiring detours of analysing single historical facts. Meta-narratives have been used by facilitators as… ‘facilitators’.
Inglese
Arte en Prisión. Justicia Restaurativa a Través de Proyectos Artísticos y Narrativos
9788413368269
Tirant lo Blanch
Mazzucato, C., Bertagna, G., The role of "meta-narratives" in restorative justice processes: sketches from experience, in Gema Varona Martíne, G. V. M. (ed.), Arte en Prisión. Justicia Restaurativa a Través de Proyectos Artísticos y Narrativos, Tirant lo Blanch, Valencia 2020: 55- 87 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/161172]
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