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The Touch of the Past : Remembrance, Learning and Ethics - R. Simon

The Touch of the Past

Remembrance, Learning and Ethics

By: R. Simon

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Published: 1st April 2005
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In Roger Simon's new collection based on ten years of research, the respected scholar reminds us that historically traumatic events simultaneously summon forgetting and remembrance in unique ways. The Touch of the Past explores the ways in which remembrance, consciousness, and history affect how students learn and educators teach. Simon examines how testimonies of historic events influence learning and how communities deal with collective memory. A serious contribution to the research in education and memory and trauma studies from a top philosopher in the field.

"Roger Simon's pioneering work is distinguished by profound attention to ethical relations of learning, deep theoretical knowledge, and a demanding theoretical exposition. . . . [The Touch of the Past] is a major contribution to the cultural studies of pedagogy and ethics . . . [it is a] text of great distinction . . . rigorous in its scholarly commitment and profound in its topic." - Deborah P. Britzman, Professor of Education, York University, and author of After-Education: Anna Freud, Melanie Klein and Psychoanalytic Histories of Learning.

Remembering Otherwise: Civic Life and the Pedagogical Promise of Historical Memory
The Pedagogy of Remembrance and the Counter-Commemoration of the Columbus Quincentenary
Pedagogy and the Call to Witness in Marc Chagall's "White Crucifixion"
Beyond the Logic of Emblemization: Rethinking Remembrances of the Montreal Massacre
Remembering Obligation: Witnessing Testimonies of Historical Trauma
The Touch of the Past: The Pedagogical Significance of a Transactional Sphere of Public Memory
Witness as Study: The Difficult Inheritance of Testimony
Remembrance as Praxis and the Ethics of the Inter-human
The Audiovisual Supplement of Holocaust Video Testimony
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ISBN: 9781403967466
ISBN-10: 1403967466
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st April 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1