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Tainted witness : why we doubt what women say about their lives

Author: Leigh Gilmore
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2018] ©2017
Series: Gender and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
1991, Anita Hill's testimony during Clarence Thomas's Senate confirmation hearing brought the problem of sexual harassment to a public audience. Although widely believed by women, Hill was defamed by conservatives and Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court. The tainting of Hill and her testimony is part of a larger social history in which women find themselves caught up in a system that refuses to believe what  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leigh Gilmore
ISBN: 0231177151 9780231177153
OCLC Number: 1035462764
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2018
Description: xi, 218 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface to the Paperback EditionAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Tainted Witness in Testimonial Networks1. Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, and the Search for an Adequate Witness2. Jurisdictions and Testimonial Networks: Rigoberta Menchu3. Neoliberal Life Narrative: From Testimony to Self-Help4. Witness by Proxy: Girls in Humanitarian Storytelling5. Tainted Witness in Law and Literature: Nafissatou Diallo and Jamaica KincaidConclusion: Testimonial Publics-#BlackLivesMatter and Claudia Rankine's CitizenNotesBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Gender and culture.
Responsibility: Leigh Gilmore.


How doubt attaches to women's testimony. 


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In this moving and transformative text, Leigh Gilmore explores the different ways that women's testimonies are made incredible. With patience and care, Gilmore explores how testimonies circulate, how Read more...

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