Publication 2020 : An Edited Book


RETHINKING OUR WORLD FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF POVERTY WITH JOSEPH WRESINSKI


Bruno TARDIEU, Jean TONGLET (ed.)

In conjunction with David JOUSSET and Béatrice NOYER


Foreword by Ruth LISTER


Persistent poverty, even in rich countries, makes us question history, human relationships, responsibility, culture, and knowledge.
Joseph Wresinski, who founded the International Movement ATD Fourth World in 1957, opened a field of grass-roots advocacy and reflexion that set the stage for different scientific disciplines to rethink poverty with people who experience it and to start elaborating an inclusive, actionable knowledge to overcome poverty.
This book stems from the proceedings of a Cerisy colloquium held in June 2017, on the occasion of Wresinski's centennial. It picks up the challenge of thinking about our world with academics, practitioners, artists, and people living in poverty from five continents. Their contributions, based on Wresinski’s approach, open up new avenues for research and practice that take into account our knowledge of the injustice of poverty.


This book has an electronic version available here.


This English edition follows on a previous longer French publication, Ce que la misère nous donne à penser avec Joseph Wresinski, Hermann Éditeurs, 2018.
Available from the CCIC [n°593Bis]

CHARACTERISTICS

Publisher : Hermann Éditeurs

Collection : Colloque de Cerisy

ISBN : 979-1-0370-0390-4

Length : 340 p.

Price : 25,00 €

Publication Date : 2020

Collective knowledge, Critical pedagogy, Dignity, Ethics of Responsability, Exclusion, Extreme Poverty, History, Injustice, Recognition, Right to be human, Violence, Wresinski (Joseph)

Foreword, by Ruth LISTER

Introduction, by Bruno TARDIEU & Jean TONGLET

PART I
ROBBED OF THEIR HISTORY

Introduction, by Jean TONGLET

1. The Violence Done to the Poor : A Country Faces Up to Its History, by Marie-Rose BLUNSCHI & Nelly SCHENKER

2. Go Down in History, Not Only as a Victim, by Evelyne de MEVIUS

3. "They can destroy our homes; they can't destroy our stories", by Bonita BENNETT

4. Indigenous Peoples : Fourth World People Seeking to Record Their History and Pass It Down the Generations, by Sun TA-CHUAN (Paelabang DANAPAN)

PART II
BECOMING PARTNERS OF A SHARED HISTORY

Introduction, by Bruno TARDIEU

1. From being Guilty to Being a Victim of Injustice, From Being a Victim to Being an Activist, by Marie JAHRLING

2. Wresinski and ATD Fourth World, 1957 to 2017 : From Knowledge to Recognition, by Axelle BRODIEZ-DOLINO

PART III
RETHINKING RELATIONSHIPS

Introduction, by Bruno TARDIEU

1. Joseph Wresinski, Anthropologist and Political Prophet, by Alain CAILLÉ

2. Sharing, by Joseph WRESINSKI

3. Beyond the Barren Sacrifice : René Girard and Joseph Wresinski, by Paul DUMOUCHEL

4. The Dignity of Giving, by Moraene ROBERTS

5. The Roles We Play : Recognising the Contribution of People in Poverty, by Naomi ANDERSON

6. Catholic Luo Widows : The Dilemma of Exclusion, by Aloys OTIENO OJORE

PART IV
RETHINKING ACCOUNTABILITY

Introduction, by Jean TONGLET

1. Beyond Commitment : Making Responsibility Actionable, by Christopher WINSHIP, Michal RAZER & Victor FRIEDMAN

2. What Ethics of Responsibility Should Be Adopted in the Face of the Injustice of the Heart and of the Law ?, by Jean-Marc FERRY

3. The Right to Be Human, by Joseph WRESINSKI

4. The Violence Done to the Poor, by Joseph WRESINSKI

5. Take Justice to Heart, by Joseph WRESINSKI

6. The Political Responsability to Keep Beginning Anew with Those Who Are Left Behind : Hannah Arendt and Joseph Wresinski, by Louis JOIN-LAMBERT

7. Emergence from Extreme Poverty : A Reflection, by Narumol NIRATHRON & Patricia HEYBERGER

PART V
RETHINKING THE CONCEPT OF KNOWLEDGE AND PEDAGOGY

Introduction, by Bruno TARDIEU

1. Critical Pedagogy and Building Knowledge Based on the Peoples' Voices, by Carlos ALDANA MENDOZA

2. What Knowledge Do We Need to Fight Poverty ?, by Donna HAIG FRIEDMAN

3. Determining the Dimensions of Poverty and How to Measure Them with People in Poverty, Academics, and Practitioners : A Challenge for Building Knowledge, by Xavier GODINOT

4. Thinking with People in Poverty to Bring About Change, by Robert WALKER

5. Moving Forward with Joseph Wresinski to a New Axial Age, by Chen YUEGUANG

6. The Epistemic Value of Questionning in Fighting Against Poverty, by Carolyne S. MUDEJE BUYA

7. From Personal Experience to Collective Knowledge, by Maria THÉRON

CONCLUSIONS

Conclusions, by Bruno TARDIEU & Jean TONGLET

ANNEXES

1. A Short Biography of Joseph Wresinski, by Paule RENÉ-BAZIN

2. The International Movement ATD Fourth World

3. Contributions

4. Bibliography

5. List of Illustrations


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