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Music of Disruption: Collage and Fragmentation as an Expression of Trauma in Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto for Piano and Strings

Maria Cizmic

in Performing Pain: Music and Trauma in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199734603
eISBN:
9780199918546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734603.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses history, memory, suffering, and truth as themes that circulated in 1970s USSR. The concern for truth in conjunction with the related concepts of realism and authenticity become ... More


Imre Kertész’s Fatelessness: Fiction as Testimony

J. Hillis Miller

in The Conflagration of Community: Fiction before and after Auschwitz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226527215
eISBN:
9780226527239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226527239.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter exaimes Imre Kertész’s Fatelessness and its testimony of the Holocaust. Fatelessness being Kertész’s first novel was published some thirty years after his liberation from the ... More


Bearing Witness

Rosemary Hennessy

in Fires on the Border: The Passionate Politics of Labor Organizing on the Mexican Frontera

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816647583
eISBN:
9781452948454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816647583.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

In this chapter, the author explores what it means to bear witness within the context of labor organizing in the maquiladoras of Mexico. She considers the practice of bearing witness as a way to name ... More


Quiet Testimony: A Theory of Witnessing from Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Shari Goldberg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254774
eISBN:
9780823261055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254774.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Quiet Testimony develops a theory of what it means to bear witness that emerges from the nineteenth century while responding to urgent contemporary questions. It argues that four key figures in ... More


Death Makes the News: How the Media Censor and Display the Dead

Jessica M. Fishman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814770757
eISBN:
9780814724361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770757.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Because it is impossible to create an unfiltered mirror to reality, the news media selectively rely on particular pictures and words to shape our understanding of world events. The construction of ... More


Introduction Ambiguity: Ḥusain Ṭekrī and Indian Dargāḥ Culture

Carla Bellamy

in The Powerful Ephemeral: Everyday Healing in an Ambiguously Islamic Place

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262805
eISBN:
9780520950450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262805.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This introductory chapter discusses Husain Tekrī, which is a collection of Muslim saint shrines. It first defines some of the major terms that are used throughout the book, including walī and khwāja. ... More


“Making Sure Justice Was Served”: Pursuing Accountability

Jody Lyneé Madeira

in Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796108
eISBN:
9780814724545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796108.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines how family members and survivors of the Oklahoma City bombing sought justice and accountability and the ways they negotiated the criminal justice system, along with their views ... More


6 “Making Sure Justice Was Served”: Pursuing Accountability

Jody Lyneé Madeira

in Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796108
eISBN:
9780814724545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796108.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines how family members and survivors of the Oklahoma City bombing sought justice and accountability and the ways they negotiated the criminal justice system, along with their views ... More


Called to Bear Witness: Derrida, Muslims, and Islam

Anne Norton

in The Trace of God: Derrida and Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262090
eISBN:
9780823266388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262090.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Derrida’s later work is marked by an apparent hostility to Islam.  Derrida claimed that Islam was “the other of democracy.”  He supported the coup that forestalled the likely victory of Algerian ... More


Orwell’s Reticence and the Need to Bear Witness

Alex Zwerdling

in The Rise of the Memoir

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198755784
eISBN:
9780191816918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755784.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Orwell’s early work appeared under a pseudonym, revealing nothing about himself. Orwell sacrificed the power to record the shame of his compromised public life yet not only needed to bear witness but ... More


Journalistic ethics and moral authority: being right, knowing better

Tim Markham

in The Politics of War Reporting: Authority, Authenticity and Morality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719085284
eISBN:
9781781702642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085284.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter investigates some of the broader themes that emerge from the interviews, in particular the question of morality and moral authority. In particular, it draws how ethics and morality come ... More


Introduction: why use political phenomenology to analyse war reporting?

Tim Markham

in The Politics of War Reporting: Authority, Authenticity and Morality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719085284
eISBN:
9781781702642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085284.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book addresses the importance of war reporting. The phenomenological premise of this book is that conscious experience of the world is not pre-given but determined by the multiple contexts in ... More


Industry Access

Jessica M. Fishman

in Death Makes the News: How the Media Censor and Display the Dead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814770757
eISBN:
9780814724361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770757.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Can bad timing or insufficient access explain why photojournalism rarely bears witness to death? It becomes clear that logistical challenges are not the problem. In fact, major resources are ... More


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