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Open Wound

Author : Jason Karlawish
ISBN : 9780472028047
Genre : Fiction
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A shotgun misfires inside the American Fur Company store in Northern Michigan, and Alexis St. Martin's death appears imminent. It's 1822, and, as the leaders of Mackinac Island examine St. Martin's shot-riddled torso, they decide not to incur a single expense on behalf of the indentured fur trapper. They even go so far as to dismiss the attention of U.S. Army Assistant Surgeon William Beaumont, the frontier fort's only doctor. Beaumont ignores the orders and saves the young man's life. What neither the doctor nor his patient understands—yet—is that even as Beaumont's care of St. Martin continues for decades, the motives and merits of his attention are far from clear. In fact, for what he does to his patient, Beaumont will eventually stand trial and be judged. Rooted deeply in historic fact, Open Wound artfully fictionalizes the complex, lifelong relationship between Beaumont and his illiterate French Canadian patient. The young trapper's injury never completely heals, leaving a hole into his stomach that the curious doctor uses as a window to understand the mysteries of digestion. Eager to rise up from his humble origins and self-conscious that his medical training occurred as an apprentice to a rural physician rather than at an elite university, Beaumont seizes the opportunity to experiment upon his patient's stomach in order to write a book that he hopes will establish his legitimacy and secure his prosperity. As Jason Karlawish portrays him, Beaumont, always growing hungrier for more wealth and more prestige, personifies the best and worst aspects of American ambition and power.
Category: Fiction

Open Wound

Author : William McKee Evans
ISBN : 9780252091148
Genre : Social Science
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In this boldly interpretive narrative, William McKee Evans tells the story of America's paradox of democracy entangled with a centuries-old system of racial oppression. This racial system of interacting practices and ideas first justified black slavery, then, after the Civil War, other forms of coerced black labor and, today, black poverty and unemployment. At three historical moments, a crisis in the larger society opened political space for idealists to challenge the racial system: during the American Revolution, then during the "irrepressible conflict" ending in the Civil War, and, finally, during the Cold War and the colonial liberation movements. Each challenge resulted in an historic advance. But none swept clean. Many African Americans remain segregated in jobless ghettoes with dilapidated schools and dismal prospects in an increasingly polarized class society. Evans sees a new crisis looming in a convergence of environmental disaster, endless wars, and economic collapse, which may again open space for a challenge to the racial system. African Americans, with their memory of their centuries-old struggle against oppressors, appear uniquely placed to play a central role.
Category: Social Science

Open Wound

Author : André Glucksmann
ISBN : UOM:39015057631361
Genre : Photography
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The collapse of Russian communism in 1991 resounded to the shudder of an empire. Soviet imperialism and empiricism was dead and lands, nations, and peoples would henceforth be free from the tyranny of the communist diktat. But it also sounded the death knell of a small, impoverished, and forgotten land-locked state in the Caucasus which had the misfortune to be of geopolitical importance. Stanley Greene's photographs in Open Wound are so powerful as to make Chechnya our responsibility. He is unashamed to use guilt, with his painter's eye, to relate the deeds of men in Chechnya to our own conduct.
Category: Photography

Open Wound Open Heart Open Hands

Author : Leta H. Montague
ISBN : 9781490813691
Genre : Religion
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In Open Wound, Open Heart, Open Hands, author Leta H. Montague uses the lives of some biblical personalities to discuss the issues of hurts and wounds in relationship moving toward healing, forgiveness, and reconciliation. It is a refreshing perspective that interposes personal vignettes with biblical truths, demonstrating that God can use the hurts and wounds to call, prepare, and transform people for use in his kingdom.
Category: Religion

Open Wounds

Author : Vicken Cheterian
ISBN : 9780190263515
Genre : History
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The assassination of the author Hrant Dink in Istanbul in 2007, a high-profile advocate of Turkish-Armenian reconciliation, reignited the debate in Turkey on the annihilation of the Ottoman Armenians. Many Turks soon re-awakened to their Armenian heritage, reflecting on how their grandparents were forcibly Islamised and Turkified, and the suffering their families endured to keep their stories secret. There was public debate around Armenian property confiscated by the Turkish state and the extermination of the minorities. At last the silence had been broken. Open Wounds explains how, after the First World War, the new Turkish Republic forcibly erased the memory of the atrocities, and traces of Armenians, from their historic lands -- a process to which the international community turned a blind eye. The price for this amnesia was, Vicken Cheterian argues, "a century of genocide." Turkish intellectuals acknowledge the price society must pay collectively to forget such traumatic events, and that Turkey cannot solve its recurrent conflicts with its minorities -- like the Kurds today -- nor have an open and democratic society without addressing the original sin on which the state was founded: the Armenian Genocide.
Category: History

The Holocaust Of The Pontian Greeks

Author : Theodora Ioannidou
ISBN : 9609384439
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Does injustice have an expiration date? Is it possible to wipe the slate clean of crimes of such magnitude, simply because the victims who suffered them are long dead? What stance is civilized humanity obliged to take towards Turkey, who denies the fact that the actions they perpetrated against Armenians, Pontian Greeks and Assyrians amount to genocide? Does not the absence of severe world condemnation entail a share in the guilt? If responsibility is neither attributed nor admitted regarding the butchery of entire peoples on the fringes of Europe in the opening decades of the 20th century, then political expediency has corrupted the very meaning of justice in the world. What obligation do we citizens of the world have in such a case? In the house of the hanged man, we must examine the rope. And we must pursue the crime, so that no one will again dare to set up the gallows.

An Open Wound

Author : Zoe Rand
ISBN : OCLC:982128025
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The "Proceso de Reorganización Nacional," or the "Process of National Reorganization," which took place in Argentina in the mid 1970s through 1983, resulted in the forced disappearance of approximately 30,000 people. Most of these bodies were never recovered and, to this day, many of the names of these victims are still unknown. The absence of these 30,000 disappeared, or desaparecidos, left a gaping wound in Argentinian society. After the end of the dictatorship in 1983, efforts to heal this wound, to remember and make sense of the dictatorship, became entrenched in the everyday lives of Argentine citizens. Through this process of memorialization, different memory narratives began to emerge. State-sponsored memory narratives became hegemonic, permeating the culture, economy, and ideology of society. However, these narratives did not go unchallenged, and counter-hegemonic narratives also emerged and gained legitimacy. The incorporation of one of these counter-narratives into the state's discourse drastically changed the hegemonic memory narrative. This play is informed by performance theory, memorialization studies, and historical research, and inspired by the work of many Argentine playwrights and artists. This play not only reflects on the process of memorialization in Argentina, but also challenges broader concepts of memory, history, and truth. Ultimately, the play calls the audience to question the narratives under which they operate, and to see some of the political, social, and economic ramifications of the stories we tell.

Surgical Wound Healing And Management

Author : Mark S. Granick
ISBN : 9781841849270
Genre : Medical
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Surgical Wound Healing and Management, Second Edition explores the critical role of surgery in wound bed preparation and management, and provides a sound knowledge of wound mechanisms, physiology, and metabolic control. Founded on the expertise of internationally recognized authorities, this source illustrates the many techniques utilized by surgeons to design optimal healing environments, maximize the efficacy of existing treatment modalities, and extract bacteria from a variety of wound situations resulting from burns, trauma, and disease.
Category: Medical

The Open Wound

Author : Frank Seeburger
ISBN : 1477581677
Genre : Philosophy
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A sustained philosophical reflection on trauma and recovery, this work is an original contribution to contemporary trauma studies, integrating material from psychology, sociology, history, literary studies, biography, and fiction. It addresses trauma as an open wound that cannot be closed over without festering. Distorted by trauma, we automatically react by trying to draw away from it, as we do from all pain. Trying to close the wound, cover it, and secure ourselves against further wounding, we strive to preserve our identity in the face of the blows that would shatter it. Inevitably, however, such reactive efforts only distort us even more painfully. Genuine recovery requires that instead of struggling to avoid our wounds we turn toward them, opening ourselves to the very way they so painfully split us open. Then we may find to our surprise that the open wound of trauma also opens, perhaps for the very first time, upon the real possibility of building a truly universal, all-inclusive, human community, one in which each and every one of us is allowed to be just who we are.In addition to investigating the impact of trauma upon identity and community, the book gives serious attention to such topics as: the politics of trauma; trauma and sovereignty; trauma, memory, and memorials; the meaning of trauma; trauma and history; the role of resistance in recovery from trauma; the social dimensions of trauma; and the complex connections between perpetrators and victims of trauma. Among the major historical traumas it discusses are the Nazi extermination of the Jews of Europe, the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima at the end of World War II, and September 11, 2001. It integrates insights and inspiration from such sources as: Freud, Robert J. Lifton, Jacques Lacan, Holocaust survivor Dori Laub, and various other psychoanalysts, psychologists, and therapists; James Joyce, Pat Barker, Margueritte Duras and other novelists and fiction writers; multiple 20th and 21st century philosophers,including especially Heidegger, Franz Rosenzweig, Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, Jean Baudrillard, Slavoj Žižek, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jacques Derrida, Jean-Luc Marion, and Jean-Louis Chrétien; historian Dominick LaCapra; literary theorists Cathy Caruth, Shoshana Felman, and Paul Eisenstein; legal and political theorist Carl Schmitt; numerous journalists, memoirists, and essayists; the literature of survivors of the Holocaust and other major historical traumas; and diverse sources of popular culture from films to comics to music and TV.
Category: Philosophy

Open Wounds

Author : David Patterson
ISBN : 9780295986456
Genre : History
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In this book, David Patterson sets out to describe why Jews must live -- but especially think -- in a way that is distinctly Jewish. For Patterson, the primary responsibility of post-Holocaust Jewish thought is to avoid thinking in the same categories that led to the attempted extermination of the Jewish people. The Nazis, he says, were not anti- Semitic because they were racists; they were racists because they were anti-Semitic, and their anti-Semitism was furthered by a Western ontological tradition that made God irrelevant by placing the thinking ego at the center of being. If the Jewish people, in their particularity, are "chosen" to attest to the universal "chosenness" of every human being, then each human being is singled out to assume an absolute responsibility to and for all human beings. And that, Patterson says, is why the anti-Semite hates the Jew: because the very presence of the Jew robs him of his ego and serves as a constant reminder that we are all forever in debt, and that redemption is always yet to be. Thus the Nazis, before they killed Jewish bodies, were compelled to murder Jewish souls through the degradations of the Shoah. But why is the need for a revitalized Jewish thought so urgent today? It is not only because modern Jewish thought, hoping to accommodate itself to rational idealism, is thereby obliged to put itself in league with postmodernists who "preach tolerance for everything except biblically based religion, beginning with Judaism," and who effectively call on Jews, as fellow "citizens of the global village," to disappear. It is also because without the Jewish reality of Jerusalem, there is only the Jewish abstraction of Auschwitz, for in Auschwitz the Jews were murdered not as husbands and wives, parents and children, but as efficiently numbered units. If the Jews, Patterson claims, are not a people set apart by "a Voice that is other than human," then the Holocaust can never be understood as evil rather than simply immoral. With Open Wounds, Patterson aims to make possible a religious response to the Holocaust. Post-Holocaust Jewish thinking, confronting the work of healing the world -- of tikkun haolam -- must recover not just Jewish tradition but also the category of the holy in human beings' thinking about humanity.
Category: History