|Publisher:||University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division|
|Series:||Teaching Culture: UTP Ethnographies for the Classroom|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||2 MB|
About the Author
Table of ContentsList of Abbreviations
List of Figures
1. The Sense of Injustice
2. The Unfolding
3. The Process
4. Templates and Exclusions
6. Traumatic Memory
7. Witnessing History
What People are Saying About This
A skeptical yet sympathetic analysis of how Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission creates narrative, history, victims, and perpetrators. Niezen interviewed priests, brothers, and nuns as well as former inmates of Canada's residential schools, and sat in on hearings. A brilliant book.
A unique chronicle that unsettles our tidy assumptions. Posing questions surrounding injustice and recognition, and the wider implications of the impact of the residential schools, Niezen pushes the boundaries of our understanding of what the Truth and Reconciliation Commission can and should mean.
A rare combination of intellectual poetry and absolutely necessary social science. This study of Canada's attempts to come to public and national terms with one of its darkest legacies can and must be read on a number of different levels: as a superb and sophisticated ethnographic encounter with the ongoing Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), as an innovative reflection on the ambiguous ways in which law constitutes its multiple and shifting objects, and as a profound meditation on the ultimate limits of public categories to capture, shape, and mobilize sentiment on a grand, social scale.