This thematic issue of the Journal for the Critique of Science, “Once Upon an Erasure: From Citizens to Illegal Residents in the Republic of Slovenia,” puts questions such as the formation of Slovenian citizenship after independence, media silence, exclusion of the erased from the health care system, violations of international law, liability issues and the creation of organized innocence in the centre of our attention. There are also contributions on the lasting fight of the erased to restore the rights, the analogy with the struggles for justice in Latin America, a critical analysis of a constitutional law (which the government called a “solution of the erasure”) and an analysis of government rhetoric, all within a broader European and post-Yugoslav context. The book also contains an extensive chronology of events associated with the erasure, reviews of cultural events, a DVD with two documentary movies (Rubbed out and The Caravan of the Erased), photographs, cartoons, etc.
Authors: Marta Gregorčič, Vlasta Jalušič, Neža Kogovšek, Andrej Kurnik, Uršula Lipovec Čebron, Borut Mekina, Igor Mekina, Marta Stojić, Imma Tuccillo Castaldo, Svetlana Vasović, Boris Vezjak, Jelka Zorn and Sara Pistotnik. Interviews with Aleksandar Todorović, Aleksander Doplihar, Roberto Pignoni and Boris A. Novak.
Journal for the Critique of Science, for Imagination and New Anthropology, Študentska založba, Ljubljana, 2008.