Beyond Testimony and Trauma
Oral History in the Aftermath of Mass ViolenceBook - 2015
Survivors of terrible events are often portrayed as unsung heroes or tragic victims but rarely as complex human beings whose lives extend beyond the stories they have told. The contributors to Beyond Testimony and Trauma consider other ways to engage with survivors and their accounts based on valuable insights gained from their work on long-term oral history projects. While the contexts vary widely, they demonstrate that through deep listening, long-term relationship building, and collaborative research design, it is possible to move beyond the problematic aspects of "testimony" to shine a light on the more nuanced lives of survivors of mass violence.
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : UBC Press, 2015
Characteristics: x, 378 p. : ill. ; 24 cm