Examines the ways researchers and practitioners work with testimony
Explores the full range of testimony in the public sphere
Brings together a wide range of perspectives on testimony
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Table of contents (25 chapters)
Concepts in Testimony
Mediations and Methodologies
The Ethics and Practice of Testimony
About this book
This Palgrave Handbook examines the ways in which researchers and practitioners theorise, analyse, produce and make use of testimony. It explores the full range of testimony in the public sphere, including perpetrator testimony, testimony presented through social media and virtual reality. A growing body of research shows how complex and multi-layered testimony can be, how much this complexity adds to our understanding of our past, and how creators and users of testimony have their own complex purposes. These advances indicate that many of our existing assumptions about testimony and models for working with it need to be revisited. The purpose of this Palgrave Handbook is to do just that by bringing together a wide range of disciplinary, theoretical, methodological, and practice-based perspectives.
- truth commissions
- war crimes
Editors and Affiliations
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
About the editors
Sara Jones is Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham, UK. Her previous books include Complicity, Censorship and Criticism: Negotiating Space in the GDR Literary Sphere (2011); The Media of Testimony: Remembering the East German Stasi in the Berlin Republic (Palgrave, 2014); and Towards a Collaborative Memory: German Memory Work in a Transnational Context (2022).
Roger Woods is Emeritus Professor of German at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is co-editor of German Life Writing in the Twentieth Century (2010) and author of Germany’s New Right as Culture and Politics (Palgrave, 2007); Nation ohne Selbtbewußtsein (2001); and The Conservative Revolution in the Weimar Republic (Macmillan, 1996).
Book Title: The Palgrave Handbook of Testimony and Culture
Editors: Sara Jones, Roger Woods
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-13793-8Published: 20 April 2023
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-13796-9Due: 04 May 2024
eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-13794-5Published: 19 April 2023
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXV, 630
Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour