Keyword: Testimony

Juana María Rodríguez | Ethnic Studies | Differences 30, 2019

This essay uses the keyword testimony to explore how that term has been understood through law, literature, and social media. It explores the rhetorical demands of the hashtag #MeToo in relation to the demands of representation and interpretation to probe our affective attachments to the circulation of narratives of trauma. In confronting the harm of another, it also asks how we might imagine forms of justice beyond punitive and carceral impulses.