By Fiona C. Ross
Fiona Ross's attention-grabbing research of the method of bearing witness is the 1st publication to ascertain the gendered dimensions of this subject from an anthropological and ethnographic perspective. Taking as a key instance the reality and Reconciliation fee in South Africa, Ross explores women's relationships to testimony, rather the level to which ladies steer clear of conversing approximately or are silent approximately convinced different types of violence and soreness.
Offering a wealth of first-hand examples, Ross ways a extra refined figuring out of the achievements and the restrictions of testimony as a degree of agony and restoration mostly. Is it, she asks, the panacea it is often obvious as? Or do traditional discourses on human rights, affliction and reconciliation oversimplify an altogether extra advanced and problematical process?
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