The Resource We shall bear witness : life narratives and human rights, edited by Meg Jensen and Margaretta Jolly

We shall bear witness : life narratives and human rights, edited by Meg Jensen and Margaretta Jolly

Label
We shall bear witness : life narratives and human rights
Title
We shall bear witness
Title remainder
life narratives and human rights
Statement of responsibility
edited by Meg Jensen and Margaretta Jolly
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Personal testimonies are the life force of human rights work, and rights clams have brought profound power to the practice of life writing. This volume explores the connections and conversations between human rights and life writing through a dazzling, international collection of essays by survivor-writers, scholars, and human rights advocates. In We Shall Bear Witness, editors Meg Jensen and Margaretta Jolly assemble moving personal accounts from those who have endured persecution, imprisonment, and torture; meditations on experiences of injustice and protest by creative writers and filmmakers; and innovative research on ways that digital media, commodification, and geopolitics are shaping what is possible to hear and say. The book's primary sections--testimony, recognition, representation, and justice--evoke the key stages in turning experience into a human rights life story and attend to such diverse and varied arts as autobiography, documentary film, report, oral history, blog, and verbatim theater. The result is a groundbreaking book that sensitively examines how life and rights narratives have become so powerfully entwined. Also included is an innovative guide to teaching human rights and life narrative in the classroom."--Publisher's website
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
323
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC571
LC item number
.W3 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Wisconsin studies in autobiography
Label
We shall bear witness : life narratives and human rights, edited by Meg Jensen and Margaretta Jolly
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword : Life stories in a human rights context / Mary Robinson -- Introduction : Life/rights narrative in action / Margaretta Jolly -- Testimony. I-witness / Annette Kobak ; Beyond narrative : the shape of traumatic testimony / Molly Andrews ; The golden cage : the story of an activist / Emin Milli ; The price of words / Nazeeha Saeed ; Out of the inner wilderness : torture and healing / Hector Aristizábal and Diane Lefer -- Recognition. Eva Hoffman ; Protection / Gillian Whitlock ; The justice of listening : Japanese leprosy segregation / Michio Miyasaka ; Reimagining the criminal, reconfiguring justice / Finola Farrant -- Representation. "I hear the approaching thunder" : the lyric voice and human rights / Patricia Hampl ; The fictional is political : forms of appeal in autobiographical fiction and poetry / Meg Jensen ; Enter the king : Martin Luther King Jr., "human rights heroism," and contemporary American drama / Brian Phillips ; Témoignage and responsibility in photo/graphic narratives of Médecins sans frontières / Alexandra Schultheis Moore ; Representing human rights violations in multimedia contexts / Katrina M. Powell -- Justice. Sugar daddies or agents for change? Community arts workers and justice for girls "who just want to go to school" / Julia Watson ; E-witnessing in the digital age / Kay Schaffer and Sidonie Smith ; "Facebook is like a religion around here" : voices from the "Arab spring" and the policy-making community / Brian Brivati ; The importance of taking and bearing witness : reflections on twenty years as a human rights lawyer / Mark Muller -- Learning. Using life narrative to explore human rights themes in the classroom / Brian Brivati [and others]
Control code
ocn893910131
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 313 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306944717
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • 625722
  • 7c6a93b6-f1bd-4a59-94da-5dee8c9d8231
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not applicable
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.b32054889
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)893910131
  • pebcs0299300137

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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