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The Resource Witnessing torture : perspectives of torture survivors and human rights workers, Alexandra S. Moore, Elizabeth Swanson, editors

Witnessing torture : perspectives of torture survivors and human rights workers, Alexandra S. Moore, Elizabeth Swanson, editors

Label
Witnessing torture : perspectives of torture survivors and human rights workers
Title
Witnessing torture
Title remainder
perspectives of torture survivors and human rights workers
Statement of responsibility
Alexandra S. Moore, Elizabeth Swanson, editors
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 proverbial dark 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
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Moore, Alexandra Schultheis
  • Goldberg, Elizabeth Swanson
Series statement
Palgrave studies in life writing
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  • Torture
  • Torture
  • Torture
  • Torture
  • Torture
  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • Torture
  • Torture
  • Torture
Label
Witnessing torture : perspectives of torture survivors and human rights workers, Alexandra S. Moore, Elizabeth Swanson, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Alone at night / Orlando P. Tizon -- Prologue / Elizabeth Swanson -- Editors' introduction / Alexandra S. Moore, Elizabeth Swanson -- Part I. Torture in context and translation. 1. Torture: the catastrophe of a bond / Carlos Alberto Arestivo -- 2. Torture in an historical context: notes from Sudan / Mohamed Elgadi -- 3. The unspeakable agony of inflicted pain: torture, betrayal, redress / Robert Francis Garcia -- 4. Translating trauma, witnessing survival / Laurie Ball Cooper -- Part II. Witnessing torture and recovery: survivors, health professionals, institutions. 5. The role of health professionals in torture treatment / Linda A. Piwowarczyk -- 6. Assessing the treatment of torture: balancing quantifiable with intangible metrics / Orlando P. Tizon -- 7. The little red cabinet of tears: the impact upon treatment providers of bearing witness to torture / Judy B. Okawa -- 8. Beyond institutional betrayal: when the professional is personal / Ellen Gerrity -- Part III. Disappearance and torture, redress and representation. 9. Everardo and the CIA's long-term torture practices / Jennifer Harbury -- 10. Survivors and the origin of the Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance / Patricio Rice -- 11. The tenacity of memory: art in the aftermath of atrocity / Claudia Bernardi -- 12. Teaching about torture, or, reading between the lines in the humanities / Madelaine Hron -- 13. Legal appeal: habeas lawyers narrate Guantánamo life / Terri Tomsky -- 14. Did we survive torture? / Mansoor Adayfi -- Epilogue: From solitude to solidarity / Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xl, 248 pages
Isbn
9783319749648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1017889701
Label
Witnessing torture : perspectives of torture survivors and human rights workers, Alexandra S. Moore, Elizabeth Swanson, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Alone at night / Orlando P. Tizon -- Prologue / Elizabeth Swanson -- Editors' introduction / Alexandra S. Moore, Elizabeth Swanson -- Part I. Torture in context and translation. 1. Torture: the catastrophe of a bond / Carlos Alberto Arestivo -- 2. Torture in an historical context: notes from Sudan / Mohamed Elgadi -- 3. The unspeakable agony of inflicted pain: torture, betrayal, redress / Robert Francis Garcia -- 4. Translating trauma, witnessing survival / Laurie Ball Cooper -- Part II. Witnessing torture and recovery: survivors, health professionals, institutions. 5. The role of health professionals in torture treatment / Linda A. Piwowarczyk -- 6. Assessing the treatment of torture: balancing quantifiable with intangible metrics / Orlando P. Tizon -- 7. The little red cabinet of tears: the impact upon treatment providers of bearing witness to torture / Judy B. Okawa -- 8. Beyond institutional betrayal: when the professional is personal / Ellen Gerrity -- Part III. Disappearance and torture, redress and representation. 9. Everardo and the CIA's long-term torture practices / Jennifer Harbury -- 10. Survivors and the origin of the Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance / Patricio Rice -- 11. The tenacity of memory: art in the aftermath of atrocity / Claudia Bernardi -- 12. Teaching about torture, or, reading between the lines in the humanities / Madelaine Hron -- 13. Legal appeal: habeas lawyers narrate Guantánamo life / Terri Tomsky -- 14. Did we survive torture? / Mansoor Adayfi -- Epilogue: From solitude to solidarity / Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xl, 248 pages
Isbn
9783319749648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1017889701

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