Moon, Claire

Dr Claire Moon  


Position held

Centre for the Study of Human Rights

Department of Sociology

Associate Professor in the Sociology of Human Rights

Experience keywords:

socio-legal studies; social constructivism; post-conflict reconciliation; discourse and narrative theories; truth commissions; atrocities; transitional justice; forgiveness; political apologies; reparations; war trauma; South Africa; therapy

Countries and regions to which research relates:

South Africa; Sudan


Arabic [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]; Spanish [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]

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Moon, Claire (2013) 'Looking without seeing, listening without hearing': Cohen, denial and human rights Crime, Media, Culture, 9 (2). 193-196. ISSN 1741-6590

Moon, Claire (2013) Interpreters of the dead: forensic knowledge, human remains and the politics of the past Social and Legal Studies, 22 (2). 149-169. ISSN 0964-6639

Moon, Claire (2013) Interpreters of the dead: forensic knowledge, human remains, and the politics of the past Social and Legal Studies, 22 (2). 149-169. ISSN 0964-6639

Moon, Claire (2013) Money as the measure of man: values and value in the politics of reparation In: Cowburn, Malcolm and Duggan, Marian and Robinson, Anne and Senior, Paul, (eds.) Values in Criminology and Community Justice. Policy Press , Bristol, UK, 255-272. ISBN 9781447300359


Moon, Claire (2012) What one sees and how one files seeing: reporting atrocity and suffering Sociology, 46 (5). 876-890. ISSN 0038-0385

Moon, Claire (2012) Who’ll pay reparations on my soul?: social control and social suffering in Argentina Social and Legal Studies, 21 (2). 187-199. ISSN 0964-6639


Moon, Claire (2011) The crime of crimes and the crime of criminology: genocide, criminology and Darfur British Journal of Sociology, 62 (1). 49-55. ISSN 0007-1315


Moon, Claire (2010) The British Journal of Sociology in the 1990s: disintegration and disarray? British Journal of Sociology, 61. 261-269. ISSN 0007-1315

Heidensohn, Frances and Moon, Claire and Stevenson, Gillian and Tonkiss, Fran and Wright, Richard (2010) The BJS: shaping sociology over 60 years: special 60th anniversary issue of the British Journal of Sociology British Journal of Sociology, 61 (s1). 1-420. ISSN 0007-1315


Moon, Claire (2009) Healing past violence: traumatic assumptions and therapeutic interventions in war and reconciliation Journal of Human Rights, 8 (1). 71-91. ISSN 1475-4835


Moon, Claire (2008) Amnesty In: Cane, Peter and Conaghan, Joanne, (eds.) New Oxford Companion to Law. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199290543

Moon, Claire (2008) Narrar la reconciliacion politica: verdad y reconciliacion en Sudafrica In: Macon, C, (ed.) En Transito, Los Desafios De Las Politicas Postraumaticas. Ediciones Lado Sur, Coleccion Transiciones, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Moon, Claire (2008) Narrating political reconciliation: South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission Lexington Books, Lanham. ISBN 9780739121276


Moon, Claire (2007) States of acknowledgement: the politics of memory, apology and therapy In: Downes, David and Rock, Paul and Chinkin, Christine and Gearty, Conor, (eds.) Crime, Social Control and Human Rights: From Moral Panics to States of Denial. Willan Publishing, Cullompton, UK, 314-329. ISBN 9781843922285


Moon, Claire (2006) Narrating political reconciliation: South Africa Social and Legal Studies, 15 (2). 257-275. ISSN 0964-6639

Moon, Claire (2006) Reconciliation as therapy and compensation: a critical analysis In: Veitch, Scott, (ed.) Law and the Politics of Reconciliation. The Edinburgh Centre for Law and Society. Ashgate, Aldershot, UK, 163-184. ISBN 9780754649243


Moon, Claire (2004) Prelapsarian state: forgiveness and reconciliation in transitional justice International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, 17 (2). 185-197. ISSN 0952-8059


Moon, Claire (2002) From separation to interpenetration: a response to Eyal Weizman Opendemocracy: Free Thinking for the World (10 Jul 2002) other

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Narrating Political Reconciliation investigates the discourse of reconciliation that shaped South Africa's social and political transition from the conflicts that characterized apartheid rule

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