BN.com Gift Guide

When Blood and Bones Cry Out: Journeys through the Soundscape of Healing and Reconciliation [NOOK Book]

Overview

Around the world communities that have suffered the trauma of unspeakable violence--in Liberia, Somalia, West Africa, Columbia, and elsewhere--are struggling to recover and reconcile, searching for ways not just to survive but to heal.
In When Blood and Bones Cry Out, John Paul Lederach, a pioneer of peace-building, and his daughter, Angela Jill Lederach, show how communities can recover and reconnect through the power of making music, creating metaphors, and telling their ...
See more details below
When Blood and Bones Cry Out: Journeys through the Soundscape of Healing and Reconciliation

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$11.89
BN.com price
(Save 30%)$16.99 List Price

Overview

Around the world communities that have suffered the trauma of unspeakable violence--in Liberia, Somalia, West Africa, Columbia, and elsewhere--are struggling to recover and reconcile, searching for ways not just to survive but to heal.
In When Blood and Bones Cry Out, John Paul Lederach, a pioneer of peace-building, and his daughter, Angela Jill Lederach, show how communities can recover and reconnect through the power of making music, creating metaphors, and telling their extraordinary stories of suffering and survival. Instead of relying on more common linear explanations of healing and reconciliation, the Lederachs demonstrate how healing is circular, dynamic, and continuing, even in the midst of ongoing violence. They explore the concept of "social healing," a profoundly important intermediary step between active warfare and reconciliation. Social healing focuses on the lived experience of those who have suffered protracted violence and their need to give voice to that experience, both individually and collectively. Giving voice, speaking the unspeakable, in words and sounds that echo throughout traumatized communities, can have enormous healing power. Indeed, the Lederachs stress the remarkable effects of sound and vibration through tales of Tibetan singing bowls, Van Morrison's transcendent lyrics, the voices of mothers in West Africa, and their own personal journeys. And they include inspiring stories of transformation: a mass women's protest movement in Liberia that forces leaders to keep negotiating until a peace agreement is signed; elders in Somalia who walk between warring clans year after year to encourage dialogue; former child soldiers who run drum workshops and grow gardens in refugee camps; and rape victims in Sierra Leone who express their pain in poetry.
With equal measures of insight and compassion, When Blood and Bones Cry Out offers a promising new approach to healing traumatized communities.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this thoughtful discussion of social healing, John Paul Lederach (The Little Book of Conflict Resolution) and his daughter Angela Jill Lederach, a community group conferencing facilitator, explore using new metaphors to better describe and articulate the processes individuals and communities engage in to begin finding wholeness after—or in the midst of—unspeakable violence. Garnering wisdom from local groups in places as far-flung as Liberia, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Bosnia, Colombia, and South Bend, Ind., the Lederachs have come to favor musical and circular metaphors for healing rather than the linear, results-oriented models normally used by international aid organizations. The Lederachs urge conceptualizing healing as a Van Morrison song or the sound that reverberates from a Tibetan singing bowl, circling around and sending sound waves multidirectionally through a community. Conversations, stories and poems, and simple gestures like a “cutting-hair ritual” to reintegrate child soldiers in Liberia can start the reconciliation process. Based on deep listening and respect for the people who have suffered the most from violence, this book offers sensitive insights for approaching the space between trauma and forgiveness. (Nov.)
From the Publisher

"This is a remarkable book, a book full of hope about situations that seem hopeless."
--Parker J. Palmer, author of A Hidden Wholeness

"Based on deep listening and respect for the people who have suffered the most from violence, this book offers sensitive insights for approaching the space between trauma and forgiveness." - Publishers Weekly

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199912223
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/27/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,090,414
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

John Paul Lederach is Professor of International Peacebuilding at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame. His books include The Moral Imagination and Building Peace: Sustainable Reconciliation in Divided Societies.
Angela Jill Lederach is a research associate at the Center for Public Policy Studies in Boulder, Colorado.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction

Section I - Narrative Reflections
1: Drums and Gardens
2: The Wandering Elders
3: The Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace Campaign
4: The Bones with No Name
5: Shifting Metaphors

Section II - The Sonics of Healing
6: Sonic Survival
7: The Tibetan Singing Bowl
8: Following the Healing Muse

Section III - The Womb of Change
9: When Mothers Speak
10: The Poetry of Social Healing

Section IV - Theory, Implications and Conclusions
11: The Resonating Echo of Social Healing
12: Conclusions

Acknowledgements
Endnotes
References
Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    Smiley face. :)

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2013

    Duskkit and dark

    Duskkit runsup to hrr sister dark. Both their eyes red and black. "I missed you dark." "I missed you too Dusk." Dark purrs. "Hows ummmmm." Dusk laughs. "Yes hes fine."

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)