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Title Remembering mass violence : oral history, new media, and performance / edited by Steven High, Edward Little, and Thi Ry Duong
Published Toronto, Canada : University of Toronto Press, [2014]
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Contents Part One: Turning Private History into Public Knowledge. 1 Voices, Places, and Spaces / Henry Greenspan -- 2 So Far from Home / Lorne Shirinian
Part Three: Oral History and Digital Media. 7 Oral History in the Age of Social Media Networks: Life Stories on CitizenShift and Parole Citoyenne / Reisa Levine -- Co-Creating Our Story: Making a Documentary Film / Megan Webster and Noelia Gravotta -- 9 Connecting the Dots: Memory and Multimedia in Northern Uganda / Jessica Anderson and Rachel Bergenfield -- 10 Arrival Stories: Using Media to Create Connections in a Refugee Residence / Michele Luchs and Liz Miller
Part Two: Performing Human Rights. 3 Soldiers' Tales Untold : Trauma, Narrative, and Remembering through Performance / Michael Kilburn -- 4 Lamentations : A Gestural Theatre in the Realm of Shadows / Sandeep Bhagwati -- 5 Turning Together: Playback Theatre, Oral History, Trauma, and Arts-Based Research in the Montreal Life Stories Project / Nisha Sajnani, Warren Linds, Alan Wong, Lisa Ndejuru, and Members of the Living Histories Ensemble/Ensemble d'histoires vivantes -- 6 Contents Stories Scorched from the Desert Sun : Performing Testimony, Narrating Process / Hourig Attarian and Rachael Van Fossen
Summary Annotation Remembering Mass Violence breaks new ground in oral history, new media, and performance studies by exploring what is at stake when we attempt to represent war, genocide, and other violations of human rights in a variety of creative works. A model of community-university collaboration, it includes contributions from scholars in a wide range of disciplines, survivors of mass violence, and performers and artists who have created works based on these events. This anthology is global in focus, with essays on Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America. At its core is a productive tension between public and private memory, a dialogue between autobiography and biography, and between individual experience and societal transformation. Remembering Mass Violence will appeal to oral historians, digital practitioners and performance-based artists around the world, as well researchers and activists involved in human rights research, migration studies, and genocide studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Crimes against humanity -- Social aspects.
Human rights in art.
Human rights in mass media.
Oral history -- Social aspects.
Violence -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Duong, Thi Ry, 1982- editor
High, Steven, editor
Little, Edward, editor
ISBN 1442666587 (electronic bk.)
9781442666580 (electronic bk.)