Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness
Author: Bernie Glassman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN 10: 1101625252
ISBN 13: 9781101625255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Zen practitioner and non-profit community developer Bernie Glassman offers powerful teaching stories that illustrate ways of making peace one moment at a time. Each chapter focuses on an event or person and demonstrates how a particular peacemaker vow is put into practice. Through these stories and Glassman's personal testimony we come to understand the essence of peacemaking.

Bearing Witness to the Witness

Bearing Witness to the Witness
Author: Dana Amir
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2018-09-20
ISBN 10: 135137947X
ISBN 13: 9781351379472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bearing Witness to the Witness examines the different methods of testimony given by trauma victims and the ways in which these can enrich or undermine the ability of the reader to witness them. Years of listening to both direct and indirect testimonies on trauma has lead Dana Amir to identify four modes of witnessing trauma: the "metaphoric mode", the "metonymic mode," the "excessive mode" and the "Muselmann mode." In doing so, the author demonstrates the importance of testimony in understanding the nature of trauma, and therefore how to respond to trauma more adequately in a clinical psychoanalytic setting. To follow these four modes of interaction with the traumatic memory, the various chapters of the book present a close reading of three genres of traumatic witnessing: literary accounts by Holocaust survivors, memoirs (located between autobiographic recollection and fiction) and "raw" testimonies taken from Holocaust survivors. Since every traumatic testimonial narrative contains a combination of all four modes with various shifts between them, it is of crucial importance to identify the singular combination of modes that characterizes each traumatic narrative, focusing on the specific areas within which a shift occurs from one mode to another. Such a focus is extremely important, as illustrated and analyzed throughout this book, to the rehabilitation of the psychic metabolic system which conditions the digestion of traumatic materials, allowing a metaphoric working through of traumatic zones that were so far only accessible to repetition and evacuation. Bearing Witness to the Witness will appeal to trauma researchers of all research areas, including psychologists, psychoanalysts, literary scholars as well as philosophers of language and philosophers of the mind. The book will also be of interest and relevance to clinical psychologists, psychoanalytic candidates and graduate students in literary theory and criticism.

Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness
Author: Thomas A. Kerns,Kathleen Dean Moore
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9780870710728
ISBN 13: 0870710729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bearing Witness Book Review:

Fracking, the practice of shattering underground rock to release oil and natural gas, is a major driver of climate change. The 300,000 fracking facilities in the US also directly harm the health and livelihoods of people in front-line communities, who are disproportionately poor and people of color. Impacted citizens have for years protested that their rights have been ignored. On May 14, 2018, a respected international human-rights court, the Rome-based Permanent Peoples' Tribunal, began a week-long hearing on the impacts of fracking and climate change on human and Earth rights. In its advisory opinion, the Tribunal ruled that fracking systematically violates substantive and procedural human rights; that governments are complicit in the rights violations; and that to protect human rights and the climate, the practice of fracking should be banned. The case makes history. It revokes the social license of extreme-extraction industries by connecting environmental destruction to human-rights violations. It affirms that climate change, and the extraction techniques that fuel it, directly violate deeply and broadly accepted moral norms encoded in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Bearing Witness maps a promising new direction in the ongoing struggle to protect the planet from climate chaos. It tells the story of this landmark case through carefully curated court materials, including searing eye-witness testimony, groundbreaking legal testimony, and the Tribunal's advisory opinion. Essays by leading climate writers such as Winona LaDuke, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and Sandra Steingraber and legal experts such as John Knox, Mary Wood, and Anna Grear give context to the controversy. Framing essays by the editors, experts on climate ethics and human rights, demonstrate that a human-rights focus is a powerful, transformative new tool to address the climate crisis.

Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness
Author: Andres Gautier
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN 10: 0429911211
ISBN 13: 9780429911217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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'In their discussion of torture, the contributors to this book write of what its victims cannot put into words and the work that has to be done with them to that end. Working with a victim's account of a traumatic experience goes much further than any debriefing technique would have us believe - above all, victims need someone to listen carefully to what they have to say; that person will be the first to offer a refuge for the pain of those who have no internal "shelter" of their own. The authors go on to discuss the kind of mental processing that can free victims from their unspeakable trauma, a trauma that has no framework in time nor words with which to express it.Under the skilful editorship of Andres Gautier and Anna Sabatini, this book asks of both psychoanalysts and politicians a question that goes right to the heart of their "impossible professions".- Rene Kaes, from the Foreword

Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness
Author: Fiona C. Ross
Publsiher: Pluto Press (UK)
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105026144803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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New expanded edition of a classic anthropology title that examines ethnicity as a dynamic and shifting aspect of social relations.

Bearing Witness to Crime and Social Justice

Bearing Witness to Crime and Social Justice
Author: Richard Quinney
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780791447604
ISBN 13: 079144760X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bearing Witness to Crime and Social Justice Book Review:

Each stage has also incorporated changes that were taking place in Quinney's personal life. Ultimately, there is no separation bewteen life and theory, between witnessing and writing."--BOOK JACKET.

Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness
Author: Sherrill Grace,Patrick Imbert,Tiffany Johnstone
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN 10: 077354058X
ISBN 13: 9780773540583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Artists and humanists reflect upon the paradox of war.

Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness
Author: Claas Kirchhelle
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2021-05-05
ISBN 10: 3030627926
ISBN 13: 9783030627928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This open access book is the biography of one of Britain’s foremost animal welfare campaigners and of the world of activism, science, and politics she inhabited. In 1964, Ruth Harrison’s bestseller Animal Machines triggered a gear change in modern animal protection by popularising the term ‘factory farming’ alongside a new way of thinking about animal welfare. Here, historian Claas Kirchhelle explores Harrison’s avant-garde upbringing, Quakerism, and how animal welfare debates were linked to concerns about the wider ethical and environmental trajectories of post-war Britain. Breaking the myth of Harrison as a one-hit wonder, Kirchhelle reconstructs Harrison’s 46 years of campaigning and the rapid transformation of welfare politics and science during this time. Exacerbated by Harrison’s own actions, the decades after 1964 saw a polarisation of animalpolitics, a professionalisation of British activism, and the rise of a new animal welfare science. Harrison’s belief in incremental reform allowed her to form ties to leading scientists but alienated her from more radical campaigners. Many of her 1964 demands gradually became part of mainstream politics. However, farm animal welfare’s increasing marketisation has also led to a relative divorce from the wider agenda of social improvement that Harrison once bore witness to. This is the first book to cast light on the interlinked histories of British farm animal welfare activism, science, and legislation. Its unique scope allows it to go beyond existing accounts of modern British animal welfare and will be of interest to those interested in animal welfare, environmentalism, and the behavioural sciences.

Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness
Author: Courtney S. Campbell
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2019-09-09
ISBN 10: 1532662734
ISBN 13: 9781532662737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In Bearing Witness, Courtney S. Campbell draws on his experience as a teacher, scholar, and a bioethics consultant to propose an innovative interpretation of the significance of religious values and traditions for bioethics and health care. The book offers a distinctive exposition of a covenantal ethic of gift–response–responsibility–transformation that informs a quest for meaning in the profound choices that patients, families, and professionals face in creating, sustaining, and ending life. Campbell’s account of “bearing witness” offers new understandings of formative ethical concepts, situates medicine as a calling and vocation rooted in concepts of healing, affirms professional commitments of presence for suffering and dying persons, and presents a prophetic critique of medical-assisted death. This book offers compelling critiques of secular models of medical professionalism and of individualistic assumptions that distort the physician-patient relationship. This innovative interpretation bears witness to the relevance of religious perspectives on an array of bioethical issues from new reproductive technologies to genetics to debates over end-of-life ethics and bears witness against the oddities of a market-oriented and consumerist vision of health care that is especially salient for an era of health-care reform.

Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness
Author: Karen O'Donnell,Katie Cross
Publsiher: SCM Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-08-31
ISBN 10: 0334061172
ISBN 13: 9780334061175
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Much like theology itself, the experience of trauma has the potential to reach into almost any aspect of life, refusing to fit within the tramlines. A follow up to the 2020 volume "Feminist Trauma Theologies", "Bearing Witness" explores further into global, intersectional, and as yet relatively unexplored perspectives. With a particular focus on poverty, gender and sexualities, race and ethnicity, and health in dialogue with trauma theology the book seeks to demonstrate both the far reaching and intersectional nature of trauma, encouraging creative and ground-breaking theological reflections on trauma and constructions of theology in the light of the trauma experience. A unique set of insights into the real-life experience of trauma, the book includes chapters authored by a diverse group of academic theologians, practitioners and activists. The result is a theology which extend far into the public square

Testimony Bearing Witness

Testimony Bearing Witness
Author: Sybille Krämer,Sigrid Weigel
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-08-23
ISBN 10: 1783489774
ISBN 13: 9781783489770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Testimony Bearing Witness Book Review:

Testimony/Bearing Witness establishes a dialogue between the different approaches to testimony in epistemology, historiography, law, art, media studies and psychiatry.

Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness
Author: Joyce Ashuntantang,Dibussi Tande
Publsiher: Spears Media Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-06-01
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bearing Witness: Poems from a Land in Turmoil is a poetic response to the devastating Anglophone Crisis/Ambazonian Conflict in Cameroon that has killed thousands of children, women and men, displaced over half a million people and left hundreds of communities in ruins. The poems in this volume capture an all-encompassing landscape marked by alienation, despair, displacement, loss, anger, trauma, as well as courage, hope, heroism, justice and resilience. These poems also engender psychic healing which has the potential of turning victims into survivors. With over 100 poems by 73 poets—seasoned and emerging, old and young, men and women—this collection is not only a guidepost of collective memory, but also the definitive literary work of this period in Cameroon’s checkered history.

Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness
Author: Andrea Nicholson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2022-09-29
ISBN 10: 1316510808
ISBN 13: 9781316510803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A study of contemporary slave narratives that reveals the conditions and consequences of slavery and the importance of survivors' stories.

Bearing Witness While Black

Bearing Witness While Black
Author: Allissa V. Richardson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-05-15
ISBN 10: 0190935529
ISBN 13: 9780190935528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bearing Witness While Black Book Review:

"Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones and the New Protest #Journalism tells the story of this century's most powerful Black social movement--through the eyes of 15 activists who documented it. At the height of the Black Lives Matter uprisings, African Americans filmed and tweeted evidence of fatal police encounters in dozens of US cities--using little more than the device in their pockets. Their urgent dispatches from the frontlines spurred a global debate on excessive police force, which claimed the lives of African American men, women and children at disproportionate rates. This groundbreaking book reveals how the perfect storm of smartphones, social media and social justice empowered Black activists to create their own news outlets, which continued a centuries-long, African American tradition of using the news to challenge racism. Bearing Witness While Black is the first book of its kind to identify three overlapping eras of domestic terror against African American people--slavery, lynching and police brutality--and explain how storytellers during each period documented its atrocities through journalism. What results is a stunning genealogy--of how the slave narratives of the 1700s inspired the Abolitionist movement; how the black newspapers of the 1800s galvanized the anti-lynching and Civil Rights movements; and how the smartphones of today have powered the anti-police brutality movement. This lineage of black witnessing, Allissa V. Richardson teaches us, is formidable and forever evolving. Richardson's own activism, as an award-winning pioneer of smartphone journalism, informs this text deeply. She weaves in personal accounts of her teaching in the US and Africa--and of her own brushes with police brutality--to share how she has inspired black youth to use mobile devices, to speak up from the margins. It is from this vantage point, as participant-observer, that she urges us not to become numb to the tragic imagery that African Americans have documented. Instead, Bearing Witness While Black conveys a crucial need to protect our right to look--into the forbidden space of violence against black bodies--and to continue to regard the smartphone as an instrument of moral suasion and social change"--

Bearing Witness to Epiphany

Bearing Witness to Epiphany
Author: John Russon
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2009-01-08
ISBN 10: 9781438425047
ISBN 13: 143842504X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bearing Witness to Epiphany Book Review:

Makes the novel argument that erotic life is the real sphere of human freedom.

Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness
Author: Michael Dupuis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781552668757
ISBN 13: 1552668754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"A compelling read, and a tribute to the courage and determination of those reporters who had to confront scenes of terrible misery, at considerable risk and with compassion."

Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness
Author: Sandra L Bloom,Michael Reichert
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2014-02-25
ISBN 10: 1317790286
ISBN 13: 9781317790280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bearing Witness Book Review:

Bearing Witness: Violence and Collective Responsibility offers a unique layperson’s introduction to the scope and causes of violence and trauma theory and suggests ways we can all work to attack these causes. Upon completing this work, you will have a better understanding of the social causes of the violence epidemic and concrete suggestions for its long-term control. Bearing Witness addresses the cycle of violence by discussing some of the biological, psychological, social, and moral issues that go into determining whether a person will end up as a victim, perpetrator, or bystander to violent events and what happens to us when we are in one or all three of these roles. The authors look at a number of intersecting factors that play interdependent roles in creating a culture that promotes, supports, and even encourages violence. Specifically, you’ll gain invaluable insight into: trauma theory and traumatogenic forces--backdrops against which the chances of exposure to violence and the use of violence as a problemsolver are increased normal human development in the context of attachment theory and what occurs as a result of disrupted attachment bonds how rapid changes in modern society and the breakdown of the traditional family structure contribute to a level of social stress that promotes violence violence in the family, in the workplace, and in the schools--all places to which people turn for security social responses to violence--the ways in which certain responses decrease or increase the likelihood of violence the unhealthy balance of power between the genders and how violence or the threat of violence maintains this imbalance how our cultural standard of disavowing our normal emotional experience sets the stage for repeated and regular empathic failure, which leads to violence A framework for understanding the various aspects of the problem of violence, Bearing Witness delves into the various aspects of trauma--what trauma does to the body, the mind, the emotions, and relationships--before beginning to formulate proposals for initiating processes that lead to problemsolving. Once this knowledge base has been established, the authors give you the beginnings of an outline for reorganizing society with the aim of establishing a community that is responsive to the basic human need for safety and peace.

Bearing Witness to African American Literature

Bearing Witness to African American Literature
Author: Bernard W. Bell
Publsiher: Wayne State University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN 10: 9780814337158
ISBN 13: 0814337155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bearing Witness to African American Literature Book Review:

An interdisciplinary, code-switching, critical collection by revisionist African American scholar and activist Bernard W. Bell.

Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness
Author: Sukeshi Kamra
Publsiher: University of Calgary Press
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 1552380416
ISBN 13: 9781552380413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bearing Witness Book Review:

August 14/15, 1947, reverberates with meaning for Indian and Pakistani people. The date does more than mark the "independence" of India. This momentous time marks the birth of two nation states, India and Pakistan, and is fixed in the memory of many as Partition and end of the Raj. Bearing Witness Partition, Independence, End of the Raj attempts to nuance this historical moment by considering contemporary and post-event responses to Partition, which Indians and Pakistanis have inherited as one of uncontested significance. From testimonials and speeches by Jinnah and Nehru to fictional and non-fictional accounts by Indians and the British, and political cartoons that appeared in English newspapers at the time, Kamra offers an inductive study of primary texts that have been ignored until now. The book studies the three groups most affected by the events of 1947: the British, for whom this was the beginning of exile; the Indian elite, for whom the moment was a rite of passage; and the survivors of Partition, for whom the event is inextricably linked with trauma and loss of home, family, and community. Author Sukeshi Kamra asks, "Why do we not consider these valid and contesting readings in the teaching and learning of our history? Not doing so means that testimonials to Partition, such as narratives of trauma, autobiographies as 'personal' statements on a 'public' moment, and political cartoons as a minute-by-minute construction of history have yet to be considered."

Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness
Author: Wendy Griswold
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN 10: 0691186308
ISBN 13: 9780691186306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bearing Witness Book Review:

Greed, frustrated love, traffic jams, infertility, politics, polygamy. These--together with depictions of traditional village life and the impact of colonialism made familiar to Western readers through Chinua Achebe's writing--are the stuff of Nigerian fiction. Bearing Witness examines this varied content and the determined people who, against all odds, write, publish, sell, and read novels in Africa's most populous nation. Drawing on interviews with Nigeria's writers, publishers, booksellers, and readers, surveys, and a careful reading of close to 500 Nigerian novels--from lightweight romances to literary masterpieces--Wendy Griswold explores how global cultural flows and local conflicts meet in the production and reception of fiction. She argues that Nigerian readers and writers form a reading class that unabashedly believes in progress, rationality, and the slow-but-inevitable rise of a reading culture. But they do so within a society that does not support their assumptions and does not trust literature, making them modernists in a country that is simultaneously premodern and postmodern. Without privacy, reliable electricity, political freedom, or even social toleration of bookworms, these Nigerians write and read political satires, formula romances, war stories, complex gender fiction, blood-and-sex crime capers, nostalgic portraits of village life, and profound explorations of how decent people get by amid urban chaos. Bearing Witness is an inventive and moving work of cultural sociology that may be the most comprehensive sociological analysis of a literary system ever written.