Niezen 2013 Reconciliation

Title Information

Author: Ronald Niezen

Title: Truth & Indignation

Subtitle: Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools

Place: Toronto

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

Year: 2013

Pages: 192pp.

ISBN-13: 9781442607729 (bound) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781442606302 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781442606319 (pdf) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781442606326 (epub) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | Canadian History | Victims: Students

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Author: Ronald Niezen, Faculty of Law, McGill University


  List of Abbreviations (p. vii)
  List of Figures (p. ix)
  Preface (p. xi)
  Chapter 1. The Sense of Injustice (p. 1)
  Chapter 2. The Unfolding (p. 25)
  Chapter 3. The Process (p. 42)
  Chapter 4. Templates and Exclusions (p. 58)
  Chapter 5. Testimony (p. 83)
  Chapter 6. Traumatic Memory (p. 105)
  Chapter 7. Witnessing History (p. 124)
  Chapter 8. Solitudes (p. 145)
  References (p. 159)
  Index (p. 167)

Description: »Truth and Indignation offers the first close and critical assessment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission as it is unfolding. Niezen uses interviews with survivors and oblate priests and nuns, as well as testimonies, texts, and visual materials produced by the Commission to raise important questions: What makes Canada's TRC different from others around the world? What kinds of narratives are emerging and what does that mean for reconciliation, transitional justice, and conceptions of traumatic memory? What happens to the ultimate goal of reconciliation when a large part of the testimony—that of nuns, priests, and government officials—is scarcely evident in the Commission's proceedings? Thoughtful, provocative, and uncompromising in the need to tell the "truth" as he sees it, Niezen offers an important contribution to our understanding of TRC processes in general, and the Canadian experience in particular.« [Source: University of Toronto Press]

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Added: November 30, 2013 – Last updated: November 30, 2013