Speaking Out: Women, War and the Global Economy

Speaking Out: Women, War and the Global Economy


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ISBN-13: 9781932010053
Publisher: Ooligan Press
Publication date: 01/28/2006
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.48(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.32(d)

About the Author

Jan Haaken is a Professor of Psychology at Portland State University. a clinical and community psychologist, and a social justice activist. Much of her work draws on interdisciplinary perspectives and cultural studies, particularly feminist and psychoanalytic cultural studies. Her research interests are in the area of women, abuse and trauma, with a primary focus on analysis of narrative material.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Speaking Out is a teacher's guidebook, on conflict resolution with Sierra Leone as a concrete example. It gives background information on the culture and history of Sierra Leone, briefly describes the atrocities of the country's civil war and how it happened, and discusses what the communities have been doing in an attempt to recover from the civil war. Of particular interest is the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions (TRC), which are gatherings of both victims and perpetrators who talk about what happened. The TRCs are for the sake of healing and moving on, forgiving and forgetting, and the book explains how they are more effective than the more traditional Special Court. The one thing with which I disagree in this book is the assumption that there is such a thing as justified war; it gives the American Revolution as an example, overlooking the fact that the American Revolution could have used exclusively nonviolent rebellion, such as the Boston Tea Party. Just because people don't know how to go about a nonviolent revolution doesn't mean it's not possible to do so. The book includes anonymous interviews. It also includes activities for class, a DVD called Diamonds, Guns, and Rice, and essays that are meant to be handouts for students.