Remembering Mass Violence: Oral History, New Media and Performance

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Steven High, Edward Little, Thi Ry Duong
University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 2014 - History - 363 pages

Remembering Mass Violence breaks new ground in oral history, new media, and performance studies by exploring what is at stake when we attempt to represent war, genocide, and other violations of human rights in a variety of creative works. A model of community-university collaboration, it includes contributions from scholars in a wide range of disciplines, survivors of mass violence, and performers and artists who have created works based on these events.

This anthology is global in focus, with essays on Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America. At its core is a productive tension between public and private memory, a dialogue between autobiography and biography, and between individual experience and societal transformation. Remembering Mass Violence will appeal to oral historians, digital practitioners and performance-based artists around the world, as well researchers and activists involved in human rights research, migration studies, and genocide studies.

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Turning Private History into Public Knowledge
33
Performing Human Rights
61
Oral History and Digital Media
129
Life Stories
201
Rwanda in the Aftermath of Genocide
275
Afterword
316
Bibliography
321
Contributors
337
Index
341
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Steven High is professor of History at Concordia University and co-founder of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling.

Edward Little is a professor in the Department of Theatre at Concordia University.

Thi Ry Duong is the coordinator of the Cambodian Working Group with the Montreal Life Stories Project.

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