We Shall Bear Witness: Life Narratives and Human Rights - Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography (Paperback)
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We Shall Bear Witness: Life Narratives and Human Rights - Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 30/07/2014
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Personal testimonies are the life force of human rights work, and rights claims 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: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299300142
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


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"Of use and appeal to a broad range of readers wherever they might be situated: the prison, the field, the court, the stage or gallery, or even the classroom. No other volume does this kind of work."--Laura Lyons, University of Hawaii

Of use and appeal to a broad range of readers wherever they might be situated: the prison, the field, the court, the stage or gallery, or even the classroom. No other volume does this kind of work. Laura Lyons, University of Hawaii
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This volume aims to correct cultural, scholarly, and pedagogical tendencies to see human rights from a legalistic perspective by drawing attention to the deeply important, but also contradictory and complex, role that life narrative plays in the practical realization of human rights. James Dawes, author of Evil Men"

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