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Response and Response-ability to the death of others who are vulnerable

Trees, K. (2017) Response and Response-ability to the death of others who are vulnerable. Text: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses (45). pp. 1-10.

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This article discusses response and response-ability to shocking real-world events and images that influence our daily interactions with vulnerable others who we do not know. It argues that response-ability includes an ethical obligation to respond, and to facilitate response-ability for self and others. It takes the witnessing of a young man who died while train-surfing as an example of an event that demands response. The description of this tragic circumstance may be disturbing. The article identifies writing as an ethical response.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Arts
Publisher: Australian Association of Writing Programs
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