Alasia Nuti believes, however, that current approaches to the issue have serious defects, and she offers a new theory, which sees the past and the present linked inextricably by “historical structures.”
Nuti then applies her theory to the situation of women — much neglected by the literature on historical injustice. She reasonably claims that women are a paradigm example of the kind of social group to which her theory is meant to apply — members of which continue to be subjected to systematic wrongs, including serious violence, despite their societies’ endorsing formal equality. Nuti offers many sound observations about the position of women and sensitive suggestions about corrective policies. I refrain here from commenting further on applications of her theory to the case of women as I believe it most important in this brief review to focus on her general theory.
Injustice and the Reproduction of History: Structural Inequalities, Gender and Redress