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Publications of Robin Kirk    :chronological  alphabetical  combined listing:

%% Books   
   Author = {Kirk, R},
   Title = {Peculiar Motion},
   Publisher = {Finishing Line Press},
   Year = {2016},
   Month = {March},
   ISBN = {978-1-944899-01-1},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {A collection of poetry},
   Key = {fds305742}

   Author = {R. Kirk and Orin Starn and Carlos Ivan DeGregori},
   Title = {The Peru Reader: History, Culture, Politics},
   Series = {The World Readers},
   Pages = {600},
   Publisher = {Duke University Press},
   Editor = {Carlos Ivan deGregori and Robin Kirk and Orin
   Year = {2005},
   ISBN = {978-0822336495},
   url = {},
   Keywords = {human rights, culture, history, politics, Peru, Andes, Latin
   Abstract = {This includes original translations by me.},
   Key = {fds214436}

   Author = {Kirk, R},
   Title = {More Terrible than Death: Massacres, Drugs and America’s
             War in Colombia},
   Pages = {336 pages},
   Publisher = {Public Affairs},
   Year = {2003},
   ISBN = {978-1586482077},
   Keywords = {Colombia, human rights, war on drugs},
   Key = {fds237669}

   Author = {Kirk, R},
   Title = {The Monkey’s Paw: New Chronicles from Peru},
   Publisher = {University of Massachusetts Press},
   Year = {1997},
   ISBN = {978-1558491090},
   url = {},
   Key = {fds237668}

   Title = {The Peru Reader: History, Culture, Politics},
   Publisher = {Duke University Press},
   Editor = {Stein, R and Starn, O and DeGregori, CI},
   Year = {1995},
   Key = {fds305967}

%% Papers Published   
   Author = {Kirk, R},
   Title = {When the shooting stops: How transitional justice turns
             knowledge into acknowledgment},
   Journal = {World Policy Journal},
   Volume = {33},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {39-44},
   Publisher = {Duke University Press},
   Year = {2016},
   Month = {September},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {© 2016 World Policy Institute. When the president of
             Colombia shook hands with the leader of FARC, the
             longest-running conflict in the Western Hemisphere was over,
             but ensuring peace after the official end of the fighting is
             never straightforward. Using examples from Northern Ireland,
             Argentina, and Chile, author Robin Kirk argues that a formal
             reckoning with the past can help a nation like Colombia
             heal, especially when a balance between retribution and
             absolution is found.},
   Doi = {10.1215/07402775-3712993},
   Key = {fds324685}

   Author = {Kirk, R},
   Title = {No right to be silent on torture},
   Journal = {Muslim World},
   Volume = {103},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {229-235},
   Publisher = {WILEY},
   Year = {2013},
   Month = {April},
   ISSN = {0027-4909},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1111/muwo.12007},
   Key = {fds237670}

   Author = {Kirk, R},
   Title = {Human Rights as a Contest of Meanings},
   Journal = {The World & Knowledges Otherwise Project},
   Volume = {1},
   Series = {Human Rights, Democracy, and Islamic Law},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {1-5},
   Publisher = {Center for Global Studies and the Humanities at
   Year = {2012},
   url = {},
   Keywords = {human rights},
   Key = {fds237666}

   Author = {Kirk, R},
   Title = {The Body in Pain: What do people of faith have to say about
   Journal = {Sojourners},
   Year = {2011},
   Month = {June},
   url = {},
   Keywords = {torture, human rights, faith, Protestantism},
   Abstract = {An examination of why American Protestant churches have a
             higher likelihood to support torture},
   Key = {fds237667}

   Author = {Kirk, R},
   Title = {The Lessons of Mapiripán: A response to Lesley
   Journal = {Transforming Anthropology},
   Volume = {13},
   Number = {2 (Fall)},
   Pages = {116-118},
   Publisher = {American Anthropological Association},
   Year = {2005},
   Month = {Fall},
   ISSN = {1548-7466},
   url = {},
   Keywords = {Colombia, human rights},
   Key = {fds237660}

%% Articles & Book Chapters   
   Author = {Kirk, R},
   Title = {The Quiet Company},
   Booktitle = {Tomorrow},
   Publisher = {Kayelle Press},
   Address = {New South Wales, Australia},
   Editor = {Henderson, K},
   Year = {2013},
   Month = {June},
   ISBN = {9780987565709},
   Keywords = {fiction, short story},
   Abstract = {},
   Key = {fds237662}

   Author = {Kirk, R},
   Title = {Letter From Belfast},
   Pages = {231 pages},
   Booktitle = {Best American Travel Writing 2012},
   Publisher = {Mariner Books},
   Editor = {Vollman, WT},
   Year = {2011},
   ISBN = {9780547808970},
   url = {},
   Keywords = {Belfast, Northern Ireland, human rights, post-conflict,
   Abstract = {Selected for Best American Travel Writing for
   Key = {fds237663}

   Author = {Kirk, R},
   Title = {Colombia: Human rights in the midst of conflict},
   Pages = {23-45},
   Booktitle = {Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in Context},
   Year = {2009},
   Month = {December},
   ISBN = {0815632053},
   Abstract = {Colombians often say-at times with pride and at times with
             frustration- that the roots of the country's conflict are
             deep and defy easy explanation. Human rights and conflict
             resolution are but two of many strands. The concept of human
             rights is not foreign to Colombia or imposed from the
             outside, but is deeply felt and has played a role in
             Colombian life for almost a century. Colombia was among the
             forty-eight member states of the United Nations (UN) General
             Assembly that voted in favor of the Universal Declaration of
             Human Rights in 1948. At the time, few signatories had a
             worse internal political conflict (among those who voted
             against the document were Saudi Arabia, the Union of South
             Africa, and the Soviet Union). Colombia's vote was evidence
             of its citizenry's profoundly civic aspirations. When it
             adopted a new constitution in 1991, respect for human rights
             was a central theme. Nevertheless, Colombia has the worst
             human rights record in the Western Hemisphere. An average of
             four thousand people each year currently fall victim to
             political violence. In 2002, massacres, traditionally used
             by paramilitaries to spread terror, were less numerous than
             in previous years, but the decrease appears to have
             reflected a change in paramilitary tactics rather than a
             decrease in overall violence. Witnesses, church officials,
             and municipal observers, among others, say that
             paramilitaries now seize large groups of people, then
             killindividuals separately and leave the bodies scattered in
             different locations to avoid the publicity that results when
             incidents are recorded as massacres. At the same time,
             guerrillas seem to be increasingly interested in creating
             terror with their attacks, in complete disregard of
             civilians' safety. A tragic example was the case of Boyajá,
             Chocó, one of the worst slaughters of the entire Colombian
             conflict. On May 1, 2002, guerrillas launched at least one
             gas cylinder bomb that hit a church where displaced persons
             were gathered, killing 119, including at least 48 children.
             A year after the tragedy, the Office of the UN High
             Commissioner for Human Rights reported that the population
             remained subject to threats from guerrillas and
             paramilitaries and that they remained living in a state of
             emergency. Efforts to resolve the country's prolonged
             conflict have been varied, persistent, creative, and largely
             unsuccessful. Since 1984, ten illegal armed groups have
             demobilized, more than seven thousand people have been
             "reinserted" into civilian life, and there have been
             numerous peace negotiations. Yet in that same time period,
             many more Colombians have joined illegal armed groups, and
             thousands of "reinserted" Colombians have faced exile or
             death at the hands of paramilitaries or their former
             comrades in guerrilla groups. In 2002, the authorities
             estimated that the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de
             Colombia-Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP, Revolutionary Armed
             Forces of Colombia-People's Army) had twenty thousand
             members. The Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC, United
             Self-Defense Groups of Colombia) is estimated to have twelve
             thousand members. The smallest active group is the Unión
             Camilista-Ejército de Liberación Nacional (UC-ELN,
             Camilist Union-Army of National Liberation), which has five
             thousand members. The FARC-EP and AUC have increasingly
             faced each other on the battlefield, a new phenomenon. When
             the latest round of peace talks ended in 2002, Colombia was
             stopped cold, a fl y in the amber of violence with no
             visible way out. An Inter-American Bank study showed that
             Colombians were just as poor in 2000 as they had been in
             1990.1 Meanwhile, the casualties caused by political
             violence more than doubled. Copyright © 2009 by Syracuse
             University Press. All Rights Reserved.},
   Key = {fds237661}

%% Book Reviews   
   Author = {Kirk, R},
   Title = {Drugs, Thugs, and Diplomats: US Policymaking in Colombia by
             Winifred Tate},
   Journal = {Anthropological Quarterly},
   Volume = {89},
   Number = {4},
   Pages = {1271-1275},
   Publisher = {Project Muse},
   Year = {2016},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1353/anq.2016.0080},
   Key = {fds324686}

%% Other   
   Author = {Kirk, R},
   Title = {The Dark Army},
   Journal = {The Moon Magazine},
   Editor = {Goodman, L},
   Year = {2013},
   Keywords = {short story},
   Key = {fds237665}

   Author = {Gorriti, G},
   Title = {The Shining Path: History of Peru’s Millennial
   Pages = {320-320},
   Publisher = {University of North Carolina Press},
   Year = {1999},
   ISBN = {978-0807846766},
   url = {},
   Keywords = {human rights, Peru, Shining Path, Maoism, Latin
   Abstract = {I translated this from the Spanish and included a forward.
             First published in Peru in 1990, The Shining Path was
             immediately hailed as one of the finest works on the
             insurgency that plagued that nation for over fifteen years.
             A richly detailed and absorbing account, it covers the
             dramatic years between the guerrillas’ opening attack in
             1980 and President Fernando Belaunde’s reluctant decision
             to send in the military to contain the growing rebellion in
             late 1982. Covering the strategy, actions, successes, and
             setbacks of both the government and the rebels, the book
             shows how the tightly organized insurgency forced itself
             upon an unwilling society just after the transition from an
             authoritarian to a democratic regime. One of Peru’s most
             distinguished journalists, Gustavo Gorriti first covered the
             Shining Path movement for the leading Peruvian newsweekly,
             Caretas. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and an impressive
             array of government and Shining Path documents, he weaves
             his careful research into a vivid portrait of the now-jailed
             Shining Path leader Abimael Guzman, Belaunde and his
             generals, and the unfolding drama of the fiercest war fought
             on Peruvian soil since the Chilean invasion a century
   Key = {fds305966}

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