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Trinh T. Minh-ha

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780823271092

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823271092.001.0001

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Thriving on a D-stroll

Thriving on a D-stroll

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Trinh T. Minh-ha

Fordham University Press

This chapter highlights democratic action in facing the consequences of war. It begins with the humanizing force of motherhood, particularly as it plays out in the Tiananmen massacre, before turning to the role of censorship and the practice of “sanitizing” reality as done by those in power. Once again the chapter describes the role of the press in helping to facilitate the latter, even as it reveals a very human struggle for peaceful resistance and even hope in the midst of violence. Yet, beyond these forces of suppression the chapter also highlights the power of collective action, especially when used for peace. And from beyond the chapter looks within, emphasizing the individual need to “grow within” rather than simply growing outward of oneself.

Keywords:   democracy, activism, collective action, motherhood, Tiananmen massacre, protests, censorship, inner growth

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