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After the worst thing in the world happens, then what? What is left to the survivors, the witnesses, those who tried to help? What can we do to prevent more atrocities from happening in the future, and to stop the ones that are happening right now? That the World May Know tells the powerful and moving story of the successes and failures of the modern human rights movement. Drawing on firsthand accounts from fieldworkers around the world, the book gives a painfully clear picture of the human cost of confronting inhumanity in our day.

There is no dearth of such stories to tell, and James Dawes begins with those that emerged from the Rwandan genocide. Who, he asks, has the right to speak for the survivors and the dead, and how far does that right go? How are these stories used, and what does this tell us about our collective moral future? His inquiry takes us to a range of crises met by a broad array of human rights and humanitarian organizations. Here we see from inside the terrible stresses of human rights work, along with its curious seductions, and the myriad paradoxes and quandaries it presents.

With pathos, compassion, and a rare literary grace, this book interweaves personal stories, intellectual and political questions, art and aesthetics, and actual "news" to give us a compelling picture of humanity at its conflicted best, face-to-face with humanity at its worst.

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What can we do to prevent more atrocities from happening in the future, and to stop the ones that are happening right now? That the World May Know tells the powerful and moving story of the successes and failures of the modern human rights movement. Drawing on firsthand accounts from fieldworkers around the world, the book gives a painfully clear picture of the human cost of confronting inhumanity in our day.

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Finalist, 2008 Independent Publisher Book Awards, Peacemaker of the Year Category

About the Author

James Dawesis Assistant Professor of English at <>Macalester College.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Genocide

2. Interrogation

3. Burnout

4. Storytelling

Afterword

NotesAcknowledgmentsIndex

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674026230
Author:
Dawes, James
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Genocide
Subject:
Investigative reporting
Subject:
Violence in Society
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights
Subject:
Human rights workers
Subject:
Sociology-Violence in Society
Subject:
HISTORY / Middle East/General
Subject:
HISTORY / Africa/General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
September 2007
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7 x 6 in

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