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dc.contributor.authorKitchings, Shannon
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-29T14:26:40Z
dc.date.available2019-01-29T14:26:40Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/13898
dc.description.abstractExamining the relationship between speaker and listener provides insight into empathy and ethical responses to disclosures of trauma. This study examines the delivery and reception of testimony in performing arts contexts and quasi-juridical settings to find patterns in the way the communication of trauma is delivered and received. What can we learn from the patterns that emerge among survivors as they speak out about their trauma in various settings? Vocalizing an experience that has caused trauma creates a space that exposes both the speaker and the listener to a kind of vulnerability, which can be felt in that instant as either a release in a process of healing or a new trauma. By analyzing recordings of testimony and spoken word poetry, trends in responses occur that suggest venue and sense of personal responsibility greatly impact the relationship between speaker and listener and the communication process as a whole. These results offer several ways to consider new approaches to sharing and responding to disclosures of trauma.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectVoiceen_US
dc.subjectSpeechen_US
dc.subjectTraumaen_US
dc.subjectVulnerabilityen_US
dc.subjectWitnessingen_US
dc.subjectAcoustic Geographyen_US
dc.titleInside Voices: Witnessing Oral Disclosures of Traumaen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Social Justice and Equity Studiesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSocial Justice and Equity Studies Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Social Sciencesen_US


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