Probing the Ethics of Holocaust Culture : : The Roots of Militarism, 1866–1945 / / ed. by Claudio Fogu, Todd Presner, Wulf Kansteiner.

Depictions of the Holocaust in history, literature, and film became a focus of intense academic debate in the 1980s and 1990s. Today, with the passing of the eyewitness generation and the rise of comparative genocide studies, the Holocaust’s privileged place not only in scholarly discourse but acros...

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Superior document:Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter Harvard University Press Complete eBook-Package 2016
Place / Publishing House:Cambridge, MA : : Harvard University Press, , [2017]
Year of Publication:2017
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Physical Description:1 online resource (490 p.) :; 24 halftones
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction: The Field of Holocaust Studies and the Emergence of Global Holocaust Culture
  • Part I. The Stakes of Narrative
  • 1. Historical Truth, Estrangement, and Disbelief
  • 2. On “Historical Modernism”: A Response to Hayden White
  • 3. Sense and Sensibility: The Complicated Holocaust Realism of Christopher Browning
  • 4. A Reply to Wulf Kansteiner
  • 5. Scales of Postmemory: Six of Six Million
  • 6. Interview with Daniel Mendelsohn, Author of The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million
  • 7. The Death of the Witness; or, The Persistence of the Differend
  • Part II. Remediations of The Archive
  • 8. The Ethics of the Algorithm: Close and Distant Listening to the Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive
  • 9. On the Ethics of Technology and Testimony
  • 10. A “Spatial Turn” in Holocaust Studies?
  • 11. Interview with Anne Knowles, Tim Cole, Alberto Giordano, and Paul B. Jaskot, Contributing
  • 12. Freeze- Framing: Temporality and the Archive in Forgács, Hersonski, and Friedländer
  • 13. Witnessing the Archive
  • 14. Deconstructivism and the Holocaust: Peter Eisenman’s Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Eu rope
  • 15. Berlin Memorial Redux
  • Part III. The Politics of Exceptionality
  • 16. The Holocaust as Genocide: Experiential Uniqueness and Integrated History
  • 17. Anxieties in Holocaust and Genocide Studies
  • 18. The Witness as “World” Traveler: Multidirectional Memory and Holocaust Internationalism before Human Rights
  • 19. Fiction and Solicitude: Ethics and the Conditions for Survival
  • 20. Catastrophes: Afterlives of the Exceptionality Paradigm in Holocaust Studies
  • Epilogue: Interview with Saul Friedländer
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Illustration Credits
  • Contributors
  • Index