Truth and Indignation: Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools, Second Edition Paperback – Illustrated, Nov. 15 2017
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The original edition of Truth and Indignation offered the first close and critical assessment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) as it was unfolding. Niezen used testimonies, texts, and visual materials produced by the Commission as well as interviews with survivors, priests, and nuns to raise important questions about the TRC process. He asked what the TRC meant for reconciliation, transitional justice, and conceptions of traumatic memory.
In this updated edition, Niezen discusses the Final Report and Calls to Action bringing the book up to date and making it a valuable text for teaching about transitional justice, colonialism and redress, public anthropology, and human rights. Thoughtful, provocative, and uncompromising in the need to tell the "truth" as he sees it, Niezen offers an important contribution to understanding truth and reconciliation processes in general, and the Canadian experience in particular.
"Niezen opts for a clinical remove from the moral content of the story, in order to observe the TRC more critically. There was an easier book to write, but Truth and Indignation is more nuanced, more challenging, and as a result more stimulating." -- Literary Review of Canada
"A rare combination of intellectual poetry and absolutely necessary social science." -- Mark Goodale, University of Lausanne
"A brilliant book!" -- Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann, Wilfrid Laurier University
"Niezen pushes the boundaries of our understanding of what the Truth and Reconciliation Commission can and should mean." -- Joanna Quinn, Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Western University
About the Author
- Publisher : University of Toronto Press; 2 edition (Nov. 15 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 208 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1487594380
- ISBN-13 : 978-1487594381
- Item weight : 310 g
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 1.27 x 22.86 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #286,099 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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of polarization. I also love the style of the author who can draw our attention and keep it focused by being both very concrete and deep
in his analysis and constantluy widening the horizons. Yes, it is meaningful reference, a real good News on this critical social issue in the Candian landscape.