Public Secrets Public Spaces

Public Secrets  Public Spaces
Author: Stephanie Donald
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780847698776
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Secrets Public Spaces Book Excerpt:

Public Secrets, Public Spaces explores the possibility of symbolic public space in the context of Chinese cinema. Focusing especially on women, children, and the dispossessed, Stephanie H. Donald looks at the ways public space is constructed and occupied and how it interacts with Opublic secrets, O the unstated common-sense knowledges of everyday life, extraordinary to those who are not initiated into the routines of a particular cultural place and space. In traditional societies public secrets are organized through observable ritual; in modern societies they are embedded in the cultural discourse of the routine and the everyday. As we see in this perceptive book, film offers a rich medium for unearthing these secrets

Public Secrets

Public Secrets
Author: Henrice Altink
Publsiher: Liverpool University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-09-30
ISBN: 178962407X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Secrets Book Excerpt:

Through case studies on, amongst others, the labour market, education, the family and legal system, this book examines the salience and silence of race and colour in Jamaica in the decades preceding and following independence and its impact on individuals and society.

Public Secrets as a Phenomenon in Organizational Communication How Public Knowledge Fails to Become Organizational Action

Public Secrets as a Phenomenon in Organizational Communication  How Public Knowledge Fails to Become Organizational Action
Author: Xin-An Lu
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2003-05-19
ISBN: 1475909381
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Secrets as a Phenomenon in Organizational Communication How Public Knowledge Fails to Become Organizational Action Book Excerpt:

There seem to be two realms in our waking time: work and life. However, work is often juxtaposed against life, which is found in anything but work. Organizational work has become nothing more than the necessary evil, the means for a livelihood. Work has ubiquitously become the enemy of life. What culprit has dichotomized work and life? Public secrets! Empirically based, this book explores and testifies why the phenomenon of public secrets may have transformed our organizational life into a big lie to which we are all forced to subscribe-against private consciousness. Public secrets represent the communication phenomenon where public knowledge, though tacitly acknowledged and widely espoused, is never incorporated into organizational actions and daily routines. As a consequence, employees are not living their organizational life with their heads and hearts, but with our heels. "Employment with heels" is the biggest "un-economics" against time-it costs, wastes, and debilitates; it makes work the arch-enemy of life.

Public Secrets and Private Sufferings in the South African AIDS Epidemic

Public Secrets and Private Sufferings in the South African AIDS Epidemic
Author: Jonathan Stadler
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2021-04-26
ISBN: 3030694372
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Secrets and Private Sufferings in the South African AIDS Epidemic Book Excerpt:

This book tells the story of the HIV epidemic in South Africa, and asks why, after more than three decades, it has not normalised. Despite considerable efforts to prevent infection, and ambitious targets set to end the epidemic by 2030, HIV infections are increasing among young women and treatment uptake and adherence have been uneven. Focusing on the years preceding and following treatment access, this book addresses why an end to AIDS may be misplaced optimism. By examining public discourses and private narratives about infection, illness and death, this work reveals the contradictions between the lived experiences of AIDS suffering on the one hand, and biomedical certainties on the other. Based on long-term ethnographic research in rural villages of the South African lowveld, and within HIV prevention interventions in South Africa more generally, this book offers an intimate perspective on the social and cultural responses to the epidemic.

Rethinking the Spectacle

Rethinking the Spectacle
Author: Devin Penner
Publsiher: UBC Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2019-06-15
ISBN: 0774860537
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking the Spectacle Book Excerpt:

Spectacle is usually considered a superficial form of politics, which tries to distract and deceive a passive audience. It is difficult to see how this type of politics could be reconciled with the democratic requirement of active and informed agency. Rethinking the Spectacle re-examines the tension between spectacle and political agency using the ideas and practices of Guy Debord and the Situationist International as a point of departure. Drawing on radical democratic theory and examining case studies such as the 2011 Occupy movement, Devin Penner concludes that spectacle can and should be used to mobilize the public for egalitarian purposes.

Mobile Secrets

Mobile Secrets
Author: Julie Soleil Archambault
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2017-05-26
ISBN: 022644757X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mobile Secrets Book Excerpt:

Introduction: living, not merely surviving -- The communication landscape -- Display and disguise -- Crime and carelessness -- Love and deceit -- Sex and money -- Truth and willful blindness -- Conclusion: mobile phones and the demands of intimacy

Secrets Gossip and Gods

Secrets  Gossip  and Gods
Author: Paul Christopher Johnson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2002
ISBN: 0195150589
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets Gossip and Gods Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive look at the development, beliefs, and practices of Candomble, exploring its transformation from a secret society of slaves - hidden, persecuted, and marginalized - to a public religion that is very much part of Brazilian culture.

Feminist Interventions in Participatory Media

Feminist Interventions in Participatory Media
Author: Lauren Berliner,Ron Krabill
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2018-10-30
ISBN: 1351238965
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feminist Interventions in Participatory Media Book Excerpt:

What if anything is inherently feminist about participatory media? Can participatory media practices and pedagogies be used to reanimate or enact feminist futures? Feminist Interventions in Participatory Media is an edited collection that highlights the perspectives of several experienced practitioners and educators as they provide strategies, tools and resources for using participatory media to integrate technology and feminist praxis in production and teaching, across sites from community organizations to large scale collaborations between universities, public media, industries and social movements.

Shamans of the Foye Tree

Shamans of the Foye Tree
Author: Ana Mariella Bacigalupo
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2007-05-01
ISBN: 0292716591
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shamans of the Foye Tree Book Excerpt:

Drawing on anthropologist Ana Mariella Bacigalupo's fifteen years of field research, Shamans of the Foye Tree: Gender, Power, and Healing among Chilean Mapuche is the first study to follow shamans' gender identities and performance in a variety of ritual, social, sexual, and political contexts. To Mapuche shamans, or machi, the foye tree is of special importance, not only for its medicinal qualities but also because of its hermaphroditic flowers, which reflect the gender-shifting components of machi healing practices. Framed by the cultural constructions of gender and identity, Bacigalupo's fascinating findings span the ways in which the Chilean state stigmatizes the machi as witches and sexual deviants; how shamans use paradoxical discourses about gender to legitimatize themselves as healers and, at the same time, as modern men and women; the tree's political use as a symbol of resistance to national ideologies; and other components of these rich traditions. The first comprehensive study on Mapuche shamans' gendered practices, Shamans of the Foye Tree offers new perspectives on this crucial intersection of spiritual, social, and political power.

Official Secrets and Oversight in the EU

Official Secrets and Oversight in the EU
Author: Vigjilenca Abazi
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN: 0192578634
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Official Secrets and Oversight in the EU Book Excerpt:

This monograph offers a uniquely comprehensive and in-depth legal account of official secrets in the European Union. It critically analyses their implications for oversight and fundamental rights. Based on forty interviews with practitioners and other stakeholders, it offers an understanding of the practices of official secrets and provides a critical and much-needed perspective on how parliamentary, judicial and administrative oversight institutions deal with access to classified material and the dilemma of oversight to concurrently ensure secrecy necessary for EU security policies and openness needed for democratic processes and fundamental rights. The book discerns shifts in institutional practice of oversight at the European Parliament and the Court of Justice of the European Union that disproportionately favour secrecy and the protection of classified documents while creating serious limitations to open democratic deliberations and access to justice, and delivers new insights on the EU's development as a security actor as well as its autonomy from Member States, showing how rules on official secrets were a means for the EU to gain more autonomy in external security cooperation.

Guy Debord the Situationist International and the Revolutionary Spirit

Guy Debord  the Situationist International  and the Revolutionary Spirit
Author: James Trier
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN: 9004402012
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guy Debord the Situationist International and the Revolutionary Spirit Book Excerpt:

Guy Debord, the Situationist International, and the Revolutionary Spirit presents a history of the two avant-garde groups that French filmmaker and subversive strategist Guy Debord founded and led: the Lettrist International (1952-1957) and the Situationist International (1957-1972).

Thinking Radical Democracy

Thinking Radical Democracy
Author: Martin Breaugh,Christopher Holman,Rachel Magnusson,Paul Mazzocchi,Devin Penner
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2015
ISBN: 1442650044
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Radical Democracy Book Excerpt:

Thinking Radical Democracy is an introduction to nine key political thinkers who contributed to the emergence of radical democratic thought in post-war French political theory: Hannah Arendt, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Pierre Clastres, Claude Lefort, Cornelius Castoriadis, Guy Debord, Jacques Ranci�re, �tienne Balibar, and Miguel Abensour. The essays in this collection connect these writers through their shared contribution to the idea that division and difference in politics can be perceived as productive, creative, and fundamentally democratic. The questions they raise regarding equality and emancipation in a democratic society will be of interest to those studying social and political thought or democratic activist movements like the Occupy movements and Idle No More.

The Future of Testimony

The Future of Testimony
Author: Antony Rowland,Jane Kilby
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2014-06-20
ISBN: 1135010013
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Testimony Book Excerpt:

Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the groundbreaking Testimony, this collection brings together the leading academics from a range of scholarly fields to explore the meaning, use, and value of testimony in law and politics, its relationship to other forms of writing like literature and poetry, and its place in society. It visits testimony in relation to a range of critical developments, including the rise of Truth Commissions and the explosion and radical extension of human rights discourse; renewed cultural interest in perpetrators of violence alongside the phenomenal commercial success of victim testimony (in the form of misery memoirs); and the emergence of disciplinary interest in genocide, terror, and other violent atrocities. These issues are necessarily inflected by the question of witnessing violence, pain, and suffering at both the local and global level, across cultures, and in postcolonial contexts. At the volume’s core is an interdisciplinary concern over the current and future nature of witnessing as it plays out through a ‘new’ Europe, post-9/11 US, war-torn Africa, and in countless refugee and detention centers, and as it is worked out by lawyers, journalists, medics, and novelists. The collection draws together an international range of case-studies, including discussion of the former Yugoslavia, Gaza, and Rwanda, and encompasses a cross-disciplinary set of texts, novels, plays, testimonial writing, and hybrid testimonies. The volume situates itself at the cutting-edge of debate and as such brings together the leading thinkers in the field, requiring that each address the future, anticipating and setting the future terms of debate on the importance of testimony.

The New Documentary Nexus

The  New  Documentary Nexus
Author: Anna Wiehl
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2019-05-23
ISBN: 1527534995
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Documentary Nexus Book Excerpt:

In the last ten years, the field of documentary has been subject to substantial paradigm shifts due to the rise of digital media practices. This publication explores some central questions arising in this context: Who are the different interactors networking within the ‘new’ documentary nexus? How can we conceptualize interactive documentary practices as encounters and dynamic interactions within digital media culture and beyond? How can one methodologically approach this complex networked yet dynamic nexus in its constant flux? Developing a coherent and expandable operational set of methods to describe and analyse paradigmatic cases, this book addresses documentary theorists, (new) media scholars and students of media and communication studies who want to gain a survey of current developments in the field of interactive documentary practices.

Radical Documentary and Global Crises

Radical Documentary and Global Crises
Author: Assistant Professor of Film and Visual Media Ryan Watson,Ryan Watson
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2021
ISBN: 0253058015
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical Documentary and Global Crises Book Excerpt:

"When independent filmmakers document the struggle for rights, representation, and revolution, they weaponize film by advocating for a particular outcome. Ryan Watson calls this "militant evidence." In Radical Documentary and Global Crises, Watson centers the discussion on extreme conflict, such as the Iraq War, the occupation of Palestine, the war in Syria, mass incarceration in the United States, and child soldier conscription in the Congo. Under these conditions, filmmakers aspire to document, archive, witness, and testify, resulting in a set of practices that turn documentary media toward a commitment to feature the people living through the terror. To achieve this level of truth-telling, militant evidence combines previously collected work with new digitally archived images, stories, and testimonials to impact specific social and political situations. Radical Documentary and Global Crises reveals that to understand what a documentary is, how it functions, how it circulates, and how its effect is measured, filmmakers must accept that militant evidence has the power to expose, to amass, and to adjudicate"--

Unveiling Secrets of War in the Peruvian Andes

Unveiling Secrets of War in the Peruvian Andes
Author: Olga M. González
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2011-04-30
ISBN: 0226302717
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unveiling Secrets of War in the Peruvian Andes Book Excerpt:

The Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path launched its violent campaign against the government in Peru’s Ayacucho region in 1980. When the military and counterinsurgency police forces were dispatched to oppose the insurrection, the violence quickly escalated. The peasant community of Sarhua was at the epicenter of the conflict, and this small village is the focus of Unveiling Secrets of War in the Peruvian Andes. There, nearly a decade after the event, Olga M. González follows the tangled thread of a public secret: the disappearance of Narciso Huicho, the man blamed for plunging Sarhua into a conflict that would sunder the community for years. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and a novel use of a cycle of paintings, González examines the relationship between secrecy and memory. Her attention to the gaps and silences within both the Sarhuinos’ oral histories and the paintings reveals the pervasive reality of secrecy for people who have endured episodes of intense violence. González conveys how public secrets turn the process of unmasking into a complex mode of truth telling. Ultimately, public secrecy is an intricate way of “remembering to forget” that establishes a normative truth that makes life livable in the aftermath of a civil war.

Government Secrecy

Government Secrecy
Author: Susan Maret
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2011-01-26
ISBN: 0857243896
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Government Secrecy Book Excerpt:

Divided into six sections, this title examines Government secrecy (GS) in a variety of contexts, including comparative examination of government control of information, new definitions, categories, censorship, ethics, and secrecy's relationship with freedom of information and transparency.

Soviet Secrecy and Non secrecy

Soviet Secrecy and Non secrecy
Author: Raymond Hutchings
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 292
Release: 1988
ISBN: 9780389207542
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soviet Secrecy and Non secrecy Book Excerpt:

The book provides a comprehensive description and analysis of Soviet secrecy: how national security differs from the private sort, and how this secrecy influences information policy, both domestic and international. What is kept secret is defined and the means by which secrets are kept are described at length. Also examined are the cause and origins of Soviet secrecy. Comparisons are also made with secrecy in other countries.

The Torture Letters

The Torture Letters
Author: Laurence Ralph
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2020-01-10
ISBN: 022672980X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Torture Letters Book Excerpt:

Torture is an open secret in Chicago. Nobody in power wants to acknowledge this grim reality, but everyone knows it happens—and that the torturers are the police. Three to five new claims are submitted to the Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission of Illinois each week. Four hundred cases are currently pending investigation. Between 1972 and 1991, at least 125 black suspects were tortured by Chicago police officers working under former Police Commander Jon Burge. As the more recent revelations from the Homan Square “black site” show, that brutal period is far from a historical anomaly. For more than fifty years, police officers who took an oath to protect and serve have instead beaten, electrocuted, suffocated, and raped hundreds—perhaps thousands—of Chicago residents. In The Torture Letters, Laurence Ralph chronicles the history of torture in Chicago, the burgeoning activist movement against police violence, and the American public’s complicity in perpetuating torture at home and abroad. Engaging with a long tradition of epistolary meditations on racism in the United States, from James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time to Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me, Ralph offers in this book a collection of open letters written to protesters, victims, students, and others. Through these moving, questing, enraged letters, Ralph bears witness to police violence that began in Burge’s Area Two and follows the city’s networks of torture to the global War on Terror. From Vietnam to Geneva to Guantanamo Bay—Ralph’s story extends as far as the legacy of American imperialism. Combining insights from fourteen years of research on torture with testimonies of victims of police violence, retired officers, lawyers, and protesters, this is a powerful indictment of police violence and a fierce challenge to all Americans to demand an end to the systems that support it. With compassion and careful skill, Ralph uncovers the tangled connections among law enforcement, the political machine, and the courts in Chicago, amplifying the voices of torture victims who are still with us—and lending a voice to those long deceased.

Secrecy Law and Society

Secrecy  Law and Society
Author: Greg Martin,Rebecca Scott Bray,Miiko Kumar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-05-08
ISBN: 1317575156
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrecy Law and Society Book Excerpt:

Commentators have shown how a ‘culture of security’ ushered in after the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 has involved exceptional legal measures and increased recourse to secrecy on the basis of protecting public safety and safeguarding national security. In this context, scholars have largely been preoccupied with the ways that increased security impinges upon civil liberties. While secrecy is justified on public interest grounds, there remains a tension between the need for secrecy and calls for openness, transparency and disclosure. In law, secrecy has implications for the separation of powers, due process, and the rule of law, raising fundamental concerns about open justice, procedural fairness and human rights. Beyond the counterterrorism and legal context, scholarly interest in secrecy has been concerned with the credibility of public and private institutions, as well as the legacies of secrecy across a range of institutional and cultural settings. By exploring the intersections between secrecy, law and society, this volume is a timely and critical intervention in secrecy debates traversing various fields of legal and social inquiry. It will be a useful resource for academic researchers, university teachers and students, as well as law practitioners and policymakers interested in the legal and socio-legal dimensions of secrecy.