Mnemonic injusticeKatherine Puddifoot (Durham University)
Bochum-Grenoble Memory Colloquium
Abstract: In this talk I identify a phenomenon that is closely allied to the widely-discussed testimonial injustice: mnemonic injustice. Mnemonic injustice occurs when stereotypes shape memory and jointly epistemic and practical harms ensue. I argue that just as people can achieve testimonial justice by combatting the negative effects of stereotypes on the process of testimonial exchange, there are ways that people can achieve mnemonic justice by addressing the impact of stereotypes on memory. It is shown that mnemonic justice, like testimonial justice, can involve personal, interpersonal and structural change. It is argued that testimonial injustice and mnemonic injustice should be treated on a par, with those concerned with reducing epistemic and practical injustices driven to tackle each.
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Meeting ID: 829 7050 5769