This is a collection within the anthropology of violence and witness studies, a discipline inaugurated in the 1980s. It accomplishes a tight focus while tackling seemingly disparate topics: from Rigoberat Menchu to O.J. Simpson, and from feminist poetry to Hiroshima Mon Amour. With approaches ranging from anthropological and historical to literary and philosophical, this collection is engaging in both subject matter and writing style.
Thomas A. Vogler is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Ana Douglass is Assistant Professor of English at Truckee Meadows College in Reno, Nevada.