Witnessing Torture: Perspectives Of Torture Survivors And Human Rights Workers

August 15, 2018|
Witnessing Torture: Perspectives Of Torture Survivors And Human Rights Workers by Alexandra S. Moore
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This book demonstrates a new, interdisciplinary approach to life writing about torture that situates torture firmly within its socio-political context, as opposed to extending the long line of representations written in the idiom of the proverbialdark chamber. By dismantling the rhetorical divide that typically separates survivors'' suffering from human rights workers'' expertise, contributors engage with the personal, professional, and institutional dimensions of torture and redress. Essays in this volume consider torture from diverse locations - the Philippines, Argentina, Sudan, and Guantánamo, among others. From across the globe, contributors witness both individual pain and institutional complicity; the challenges of building communities of healing across linguistic and national divides; and the role of the law, art, writing, and teaching in representing and responding to torture.

Alexandra S. Moore is Professor of English and Associate Director of the Human Rights Institute at Binghamton University, USA. Her publications includeVulnerability and Security in Human Rights Literature and Visual Culture(2015) andRegenerative Fictions: Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis, and the Nation as Family(2004). ...
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Title:Witnessing Torture: Perspectives Of Torture Survivors And Human Rights Workers
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:248 pages, 8.27 X 5.83 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:248 pages, 8.27 X 5.83 X 0 in
Published:August 15, 2018
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783319749648

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