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Overview

At the end of a century of unfathomable suffering, societies are facing anew the question of how events that shock, resist assimilation, and evoke contradictory and complex responses should be remembered. Between Hope and Despair specifically examines the pedagogical problem of how remembrance is to proceed when what is to be remembered is underscored by a logic difficult to comprehend and subversive of the humane character of existence. This pedagogical attention to practices of remembrance reflects the growing cognizance that hope for a just and compassionate future lies in the sustained, if troubled, working through of these issues.

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Editorial Reviews

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An exceptionally smart collection of essays.
Journal Of Curriculum Studies
Between Hope and Despair is a well-documented, scholarly work. . . . The editors of [the book] should indeed be commended for offering us such a wonderful collection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847694631
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Series: Culture and Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 0.60 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger I. Simon teaches at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. He has written extensively in the area of critical pedagogy and cultural studies and is the author of Teaching Against the Grain: Texts for a Pedagogy of Possibility. Sharon Rosenberg is assistant professor at York University in Toronto, where she teaches in the School of Women's Studies. Her scholarly work attends to questions of feminist remembrance practice in the wake of ongoing traumatic violences against women. Claudia Eppert recently completed her doctoral disseration at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/ University of Toronto. Her work focuses on the ethico-pedagogical possibilities for a responsive/responsible practice of reading contemporary literature of historical witness.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Between Hope and Despair: The Pedagogical Encounter of Historical Rememberance Chapter 2 1 The Paradoxical Practice of Zakhor: “Memories of That Which Has Never My Fault” Chapter 3 2 If the Story Cannot End: Deferred Action, Ambivalence and Difficult Knowledge Chapter 4 3 Anxiety and Contact in Attending to a Play about Landmines Chapter 5 4 Standing in a Circle of Stone: Rupturing the Binds of Emblamatic Memory Chapter 6 5 Never to Forget: Pedagogical Memory and Second Generation Witness Chapter 7 6 Artifactual Testimonies and the Staging of Holocaust Memories Chapter 8 7 Pedagogy and Trauma: The Middle Passage, Slavery, and the Problem of Creolization Chapter 9 8 Loss in Present Terms: Reading the Limits of Post-dictatorship Argentina's National Conciliation Chapter 10 9 Beyond Reconciliation: Memory and Allerity in Post-Genocide Rwanda Chapter 11 10 Re-Learning Questions: Responses to the Ethical Address of the Past and Present of Others Chapter 12 Bibliography Chapter 13 Index Chapter 14 About the Editors and Contributors

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