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The care of the witness : a contemporary history of testimony in crises / Michal Givoni (Ben Gurion University of the Negev).

Author:
Givoni, Michal [Browse]
Uniform title:
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description:
x, 239 pages ; 24 cm.
Series:
Human rights in history. [More in this series]
Summary note:
"My preoccupation with witnessing mutated through several phases before it turned into the book you are holding. It germinated while I was writing my PhD dissertation at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at Tel Aviv University, when the gulf between the theory of testimony that so enchanted contemporary thinking around the ethics of memory on the one hand, and the humanitarian practice of witnessing I was studying on the other, first struck me as philosophically awkward and politically suspect"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-232) and index.
Language(s):
Translated from the Hebrew.
Contents:
The ethics of witnessing and the politics of the governed -- Witnessing beyond politics : testimony theory between Auschwitz and the crisis of representation -- Witnesses as a public : the authority of experience and the critique of testimonies following the Great War -- Empathic listeners and alarmed spectators : secondary witnessing and existential ruin in the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust testimonies -- Humanitarian governance and ethical cultivation : Medecins Sans Frontières and the advent of the expert-witness.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Personal narratives.
ISBN:
  • 9781107150942 ((hardback))
  • 1107150949 ((hardback))
LCCN:
2016026628
OCLC:
957264841
Other views:
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