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Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373483-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7348-3
Published: 12 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372875-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7287-5
... Kelly Gillespie analyzes the conditions under which her testimony was requested at a commission investigating police brutality in the township of Khayelitsha in South Africa. While she was expected to confirm the commonsense idea according to which the development of vigilantism in poor...
Published: 01 January 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7348-3
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By Didier Fassin
Published: 12 May 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7287-5
... empowerment is not an end but a means. To the heroic discourse, which masks games of power and reproduces the attitude of the oppressor, he opposed the everyday practices of resilience. Kelly Gillespie analyzes the conditions under which her testimony was requested at a commission investigating police...
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By Didier Fassin
Published: 12 May 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7287-5
... Kelly Gillespie analyzes the conditions under which her testimony was requested at a commission investigating police brutality in the township of Khayelitsha in South Africa. While she was expected to confirm the commonsense idea according to which the development of vigilantism in poor...
Published: 24 July 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1222-1
... Part II Health Experts/ Expertise and Contested Ideologies 4The Puerto Rico Family Life Study and the Cold War Politics of Fertility Surveys RAÚL NECOCHEA LÓPEZ In the mid-1940s the University of Puerto Rico s Center for Social Research launched the Puerto Rico Family Life Study. Its goal was to...
Published: 17 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007333-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0733-3
...[ 5 ] The War Machine, Neoliberal Homo conomicus, and the Experts On May 16, 2006, while conducting fieldwork in Washington, DC, I attended a press conference across from the U.S. Capitol Building that was or ga nized by Ghazal Omid, the author of Living in Hell: A True Odyssey of a Woman s Strug...
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373148-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
... This essay examines the development and codification of one of the many sexual psychopath laws passed in the mid-twentieth-century United States, the Miller Sexual Psychopath Law. By reading and analyzing the congressional discussion, expert testimony, and debates on the bill, this chapter...
Published: 12 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372875-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7287-5
... only was his testimony obsessively scrutinized in the hope of discrediting it, but the court demanded confidentiality. Thus his ethnography was prevented from publicization. Two related cases are finally presented: one in which Benthall produced an expert affidavit in a U.S. lawsuit in favor of Tariq...
Published: 08 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375692-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7569-2
... This chapter considers the bureaucratic and legal culture of the courtroom, including what constituted evidence. It argues that the power vested in the presentation of documents, including brands on faces and bodies, and the testimonies of expert witnesses resulted in the creation of legal...
Published: 03 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
.... This essay examines the development and codification of one of the many sexual psychopath laws passed in the mid-twentieth-century United States, the Miller Sexual Psychopath Law. By reading and analyzing the congressional discussion, expert testimony, and debates on the bill, this chapter tracks the...
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373551-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7355-1
... interrogation Duch admitted he had been a part of. The chapter also discusses testimony by an expert, Craig Etcheson, who argued that Duch, if caught in a hierarchical system, had latitude, innovated, and helped fuel the cycle of violence, especially with his summary reports and analyses of the “strings of...
Published: 07 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7355-1
...-ranking cadre, including Koy Thuon, whose interrogation Duch admitted he had been a part of. The chapter also discusses testimony by an expert, Craig Etcheson, who argued that Duch, if caught in a hierarchical system, had latitude, innovated, and helped fuel the cycle of violence, especially with his...
Published: 23 August 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007098-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0709-8
... on specific strategies that differentially value intellectuals as social theorists as well as the worth of their theoretical arguments. These same relationships shape epistemic re sis tance. Epistemic Re sis tance and Testimonial Authority The case of Anita Hill during the 1992 Senate Judiciary...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009160-023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0916-0
.... However, it wasn t until I started serving as an expert witness in Nepali po liti cal asylum cases that I came to experience other people s suffering in a deeply personal way. As expert witness, my role is to testify that the claimed details of po liti cal persecution in an asylum petitioner s case are...
Book Chapter

By Didier Fassin
Published: 12 May 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7287-5
... his testimony obsessively scrutinized in the hope of discrediting it, but the court demanded confidentiality. Thus his ethnography was prevented from publicization. Two related cases are finally presented: one in which Benthall produced an expert affidavit in a U.S. lawsuit in favor of Tariq Ramadan...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005544-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0554-4
... s lack of formal training in computer technology, his name was soon routinely accompanied by the labels pakar telematika or pa- kar multimedia (telematics expert or multimedia expert). Additional cases in the years immediately after 1998 involved election fraud, more corruption in the judiciary, and...
Published: 03 June 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7446-6
... “reality programs” were actually more successful than contemporary reality formats because they supplemented, rather than replaced, social work and public welfare and did so in a nonexploitative fashion, not beholden to commercial interests. They remain testimonies not only to the enduring need for the...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007470-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0747-0
... the actual hearings, General McCaffrey concedes that border cities are safe and declares that rural regions are war zones based on the fifty murdered mi grants mentioned in the expert testimony of Dr. Michael Vickers. Vickers s claim to expertise is that he is a rancher and veterinar- ian from the...
Published: 23 August 2019
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0709-8
..., prac ti tion ers, and activists, it drew upon dual theoretical traditions of structural analyses of the social sciences namely, the culpability of legal institutions as part of state- sanctioned racial discrimination as well as narrative traditions of the humanities, namely, the testimonial authority...