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The Palgrave Handbook of Testimony and Culture

Palgrave Macmillan
  • 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)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxv
  2. Mediations and Methodologies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 157-157
    2. Autobiography as Testimony

      • Katherine Stone, Roger Woods
      Pages 159-183
    3. Fictionalisation of Testimony

      • Carmen-Francesca Banciu, Alexandra Effe, Melissa Schuh
      Pages 185-207
    4. Testimony and Film

      • Mónica Jato
      Pages 209-235
    5. Digital Testimony and Social Media

      • Ana Belén Martínez García, Christian Karner
      Pages 279-300
    6. Distributed Remembering: Virtual Reality Testimonies and Immersive Witnessing

      • Silke Arnold-de Simine, Eugene Ch’ng
      Pages 301-323
  3. The Ethics and Practice of Testimony

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 357-357
    2. Testimony, Memorialisation and Museums: A Crisis in Holocaust Education?

      • Claudia Linda Reese, Louise Stafford
      Pages 359-382

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.


Keywords

  • witnessing
  • trauma
  • memory
  • perpetrators
  • memorialisation
  • truth commissions
  • genocide
  • war crimes

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

    Sara Jones

  • University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

    Roger Woods

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). 






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Buy it now

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eBook USD 169.00
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