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Shuman, Amy 1951-

Works: 58 works in 144 publications in 4 languages and 5,319 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Exhibition catalogs  Academic theses  Autographs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, wpr, Thesis advisor, Photographer, Interviewer, Dedicatee
Classifications: P40, 401.9
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Most widely held works by Amy Shuman
Other people's stories : entitlement claims and the critique of empathy by Amy Shuman( )

14 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 1,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Other People's Stories, Amy Shuman examines the social relations embedded in stories and the complex ethical and social tensions that surround their telling. Drawing on innovative research and contemporary theory, she describes what happens when one person's story becomes another person's source of inspiration, or when entitlement and empathy collide." "The resulting analyses in Other People's Stories are diverse, integrating narrative studies, sociaolinguistics, communications, folklore, and ethnographic studies to examine the everyday conversational stories told by cultural groups including Latinas, Jews, African Americans, Italians, and Puerto Ricans."--Jacket
The stigmatized vernacular : where reflexivity meets untellability( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As part of this multilayered conversation about stigma, this volume discusses the relationship between the stigmatized individual and our role as researchers. Here we address our own perspectives as researchers struggling with stigma issues and tellability, as well as scholarly reflexive concerns dealing with what can’t be said when working with stigmatized groups or topics. The disciplinary focus of folklore positions us well to concentrate on the vernacular experience of the stigmatized, but it also propels us toward analysis of the performance of stigma, the process of stigmatization, and the political representation of stigmatized populations. These perspectives come to the fore in this book, as does the multilayered nature of stigma—its ability to reproduce, overlap, and spread, not just in terms of replication but also in terms of the ethnographer’s ability to apprehend it and her ability to research and write about it."--pub. desc
Technologies of suspicion and the ethics of obligation in political asylum by Bridget M Haas( )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Across the globe, migration has been met with intensifying modes of criminalization and securitization, and claims for political asylum are increasingly met with suspicion. Asylum seekers have become the focus of global debates surrounding humanitarian obligations, on the one hand, and concerns surrounding national security and border control, on the other. In Technologies of Suspicion and the Ethics of Obligation in Political Asylum, contributors provide fine-tuned analyses of political asylum systems and the adjudication of asylum claims across a range of sociocultural and geopolitical contexts. The contributors to this timely volume, drawing on a variety of theoretical perspectives, offer critical insights into the processes by which tensions between humanitarianism and security are negotiated at the local level, often with negative consequences for asylum seekers. By investigating how a politics of suspicion within asylum systems is enacted in everyday practices and interactions, the authors illustrate how asylum seekers are often produced as suspicious subjects by the very systems to which they appeal for protection. Contributors: Ilil Benjamin, Carol Bohmer, Nadia El-Shaarawi, Bridget M. Haas, John Beard Haviland, Marco Jacquemet, Benjamin N. Lawrance, Rachel Lewis, Sara McKinnon, Amy Shuman, Charles Watters"--
Storytelling rights : the uses of oral and written texts by urban adolescents by Amy Shuman( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on intensive fieldwork in an urban American junior high school, this original study explores the relationship between oral and written texts in everyday life by analysing tellings and retellings of local events, diaries, writings and discussions
Rejecting refugees : political asylum in the 21st century by Carol Bohmer( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many nations recognize the moral and legal obligation to accept people fleeing from persecution, but political asylum applicants in the twenty-first century face restrictive policies and cumbersome procedures. So, what counts as persecution? How do applicants translate their stories of suffering and trauma into a narrative acceptable to the immigration officials? How can asylum officials weed out the fake from the genuine without resorting to inappropriate cultural definitions of behaviour? Using both in depth accounts by asylum applicants and interviews with lawyers and others involved, this book takes the reader on a journey through the process of applying for asylum in both the United States and Great Britain. It describes how the systems address the conflicting needs of the state to protect their citizens from terrorists and the influx of hordes of unwelcome economic migrants, while at the same time adhering to their legal, moral and treaty obligations to provide safe haven for those fleeing persecution. Rejecting Refugees is an insightful and fresh evaluation of the obstacles asylum applicants face and the cultural, procedural, and political discrepancies in the political asylum process. This makes it ideal reading to students and scholars of political science, international relations, sociology, law and anthropology.--Publisher description
Reciprocal ethnography and the power of women's narratives by Elaine J Lawless( )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Folklorist Elaine J. Lawless has devoted her career to ethnographic research with underserved groups in the American Midwest, including charismatic Pentecostals, clergywomen, victims of domestic violence, and displaced African Americans. She has consistently focused her research on women's speech in these contexts and has developed a new approach to ethnographic research which she calls "reciprocal ethnography," while growing a detailed corpus of work on women's narrative style and expressive speech. Reciprocal ethnography is a feminist and collaborative ethnographic approach that Lawless developed as a challenge to the reflexive turn in anthropological fieldwork and research in the 1970s, which was often male-centric, ignoring the contributions by and study of women's culture. Collected here for the first time are Lawless's key articles on the topics of reciprocal ethnography and women's narrative which influenced not only folklore, but also the allied fields of anthropology, sociology, performance studies, and women's and gender studies. Lawless's methods and research continue to be critically relevant in today's global struggle for gender equality"--
Political asylum deceptions : the culture of suspicion by Carol Bohmer( )

10 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millions of refugees desperately need humanitarian protection, yet today asylum seekers are increasingly labeled liars, criminals, and even terrorists. How did we get to the point where society?s most vulnerable are enveloped by a cloud of hostile suspicion? In this rigorous and highly readable book Bohmer and Shuman resume their highly productive collaboration to highlight the relentless governmental focus on pseudo-science, evidence, truth, credibility, and proof, and examine real malfeasance stories. Illicit activities and complex webs of transnational mobility ultimately contribute to claims of fraud, corruption, and deceit, trapping countless numbers and further eroding compassion and understanding.? -Benjamin N. Lawrance, Editor-in-Chief, African Studies Review #xF26E; grappling with the issue of?deception? in the asylum process, Bohmer and Shuman tackle some of the most important and difficult questions facing both advocates and decision makers. What counts as evidence? Is it enough to?tell your story?? When is it okay to lie? And do the deceptions that are an inevitable consequence of the complex and messy situations from which people flee invalidate their claims for protection? Sharply observed and carefully written, this is a?must read? for anyone who believes that?truth? is almost always more complex than it seems.? - Heaven Crawley, Chair in International Migration at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University, UK?From stories through 'facts', evidence and 'having a case', to being a subject in a world of restrictions and deception: this is the journey described in this book, and it is the journey of large numbers of asylum seekers in the 21st century. Richly documented and carefully argued, Bohmer and Shuman's book must be placed among the handful of studies that take our understanding of the contemporary asylum system genuinely forward.? -Jan Blommaert, Professor and Director of Babylon, Center for the Study of Multicultural Societies, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Narrating atrocity : uses of evidence in the political asylum process by Amy Shuman( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political asylum is one remedy for human rights abuses. By offering safe haven to people fleeing persecution in their homelands, countries providing political asylum acknowledge that violence can make some places too dangerous for members of particular groups. Asylum and human rights' discourses have run on parallel tracks in the post-World War II period, with the initial international recognition of human rights in 1948 (The Universal Declaration of Human Rights), followed by the1951 Refugee Convention. From the beginning, it was important that asylum law not conflict with the sanctity of the sovereign state. As a result, the treaties provide neither the means nor the political mandate to protect people from human rights abuses which are internal to sovereign states. Instead, asylum and refugee law provides one rather piecemeal and ineffective method of addressing such human rights abuses. It addresses human rights abuses on an individual basis and does not apply to many of those who, it could be argued, suffer from such abuses. Accordingly, it is a band aid rather than a potential solution to the problem of human rights, though it may serve the purpose of alerting the world to the existence of human rights abuses in a particular state. In this paper, Amy Schuman and Carol Bohmer explore the disconnect between asylum law and human rights at two levels. First, the relationship between written documentation and oral narrative testimony in political asylum hearings is examined as genres of representation that display and rely on different norms of evidence. Second, it is considered how these evidentiary differences exacerbate the impossible subjectivity of the asylum seeker, whose success in the process depends upon proving that she is who she says she is and that the atrocities she describes really happened. The paper also examines the question of when human rights should outweigh cultural traditions. What may be a human rights violation may not be grounds for asylum in such cases
Shuman's varieties-- by Amy Shuman( Book )

3 editions published in 1865 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry and humor interspersed with advertising matter; includes The emancipation proclamation with port. of Abraham Lincoln
Studio Sem : de relatie tussen kunst en ambacht in Pietrasanta Italië = the artist-artisan collaboration in Pietrasanta Italy by Amy Shuman( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Dutch and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raquel Rastenni favoritter, I.-II. del( Recording )

in Danish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hele ugen alene ;Hallelujah Seen lonely days( Recording )

2 editions published in 1979 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storytelling rights by Amy Shuman( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hele ugen alene ;En smule fantasi( Recording )

in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collaborative writing: appropriating power or reproducing authority? by Amy Shuman( )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I'd created my own truths by printing my zine" : women-written perzines as a narrative form for disclosure and advice giving by Daina Elizabeth Dickman( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: Zines are independently produced magazines. They are written, produced, and distributed by individuals for non-capitalistic reasons. They incorporate the "Do It Yourself' ethic and aesthetic. One genre of these is perzines (a contraction of "personal zine"). Perzines relate the personal experiences of the author to the audience. In particular this thesis will examine perzines written by women. This thesis has three parts. The first section of the thesis is intended to provide a context for zines. It discusses the economics of zines, social aspects of creating zines, different genres of zines, the history of zines, and issues of preserving zines in libraries and archives. This chapter is intended to make the rest of the thesis accessible even for those not currently familiar with zines. The second section of the thesis will discuss the use of perzines as a narrative form. It is particularly concerned with the use of perzines by women as a site of disclosure and confession. The last section of this thesis will examine how personal narratives in perzines are used as a site of advice-giving and advice-receiving. It will discuss how perzines attempt to mitigate the power-hierarchy inherent in advice-giving
DIIS working paper. Narrating atrocity - uses of evidence in the political asylum process( )

in Multiple languages and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retellings: storytelling and writing among urban adolescents by Amy Shuman( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is no joy all set apart from pain by John Boyle O'Reilly( Book )

1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Other people's stories : entitlement claims and the critique of empathy
Storytelling rights : the uses of oral and written texts by urban adolescentsRejecting refugees : political asylum in the 21st centuryStorytelling rights
Alternative Names
Shuman, Amy E.

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Shuman, Amy E. (Amy Ellen), 1951-

Shuman, Amy Ellen

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