The Care of the Witness: A Contemporary History of Testimony in Crises

The Care of the Witness: A Contemporary History of Testimony in Crises

by Michal Givoni


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107150942
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/31/2016
Series: Human Rights in History Series
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Michal Givoni teaches in the Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. She is co-editor of The Power of Inclusive Exclusion: Anatomy of Israeli Rule in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (2009).

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The ethics of witnessing and the politics of the governed; 2. Witnessing beyond politics: testimony theory between Auschwitz and the crisis of representation; 3. Witnesses as a public: the authority of experience and the critique of testimonies following the Great War; 4. Empathic listeners and alarmed spectators: secondary witnessing and existential ruin in the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies; 5. Humanitarian governance and ethical cultivation: Médecins Sans Frontières and the advent of the expert-witness; Conclusion: revisiting the ethics of witnessing.

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