Women Witnessing Terror: Testimony and the Cultural Politics of Human Rights

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Mai 2005



A model of engaged scholarship, this book examinesfirst-person testimonials by women who have survivedabuse and atrocity in zones of conflict and terror.Drawing on a wide range of sources and settings, includinggenocide, state terror, ethnic cleansing, and war, Anne Cubiliuses survivor testimony as theoretical invention, placing personalwitness in dialogue with work by philosophers, literary theorists,and others who study the space between victim and survivor,ethical witness and silenced observer, male and female.This nuanced example of ethical criticism demonstrates forcefullyhow ethical witnessing-listening to the voices of survivors-reformulates the language of human rights and enhances itsability to intervene against violence and oppression.


Anne Cubilie is a consultant in gender, human rights, and education at the United Nations.


"Remarkably original. Not only does Cubilie explore an entire new 'genre,' if one can use such terms about the literature of atrocity, but she develops a new critical style of addressing the questions raised by the works. - Michael Ryan, Northeastern University"
EAN: 9780823224357
ISBN: 082322435X
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2005
Seitenanzahl: 286 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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