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Hiroshima : the origins of global memory culture

Author: Ran Zwigenberg
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
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An original and compelling new analysis of Hiroshima''s place within the global development of Holocaust and World War II memory.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
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Zwigenberg, Ran, 1976-
Oshima
(DLC) 2014021026
(OCoLC)883510603
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ran Zwigenberg
ISBN: 9781107775442 1107775442 9781316144107 1316144100 9781316144053 1316144054
OCLC Number: 890603846
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 332 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Dedication; Table of contents; List of figures; Acknowledgments; Note on the text; Introduction; Hiroshima (Nagasaki) and the politics of commemoration; The Holocaust and Hiroshima in Israel and the Cold War West; A different form of knowledge: the rupture of war and the rise of experience and trauma as universal paradigms; 1 The bright flash of peace; Introduction: explaining the bomb; Commemorations: "the bomb has brought us peace"; Selling Hiroshima I: tourism, fundraising and the beginning of A-bomb artifacts. Selling Hiroshima II: the 1949 Hiroshima Peace City Memorial LawTange Kenzō and the making of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park; Conclusion: Yad Vashem, Hiroshima and the 1940s moment; 2 Modernity's angst; Introduction: the emotional turn and the making of the survivor; Transitions: emotional regimes and reactions; Making choices: survivors of Hiroshima and the anti-nuclear movement; The atomic bomb maidens and the logic of emotional inclusion; Conclusion: between shame and pride; 3 Socialist bombs and peaceful atoms; Introduction: the turbulent 1950s. The rise and fall of the anti-nuclear movementCold War Modernity: the Peace Park, "Atoms for Peace" and the Hiroshima Recovery Expo; The strange story of Hiroshima Castle: nostalgia and tourism in the bomb's shadow; Conclusion: Hiroshima, the USA and the axis of Hiroshima history; 4 Wounds of the heart; Introduction: psychiatry, trauma and the survivor in Hiroshima and beyond; Japanese psychiatry and the bomb; Western psychiatry and survivors' reparation debates; Robert Lifton's Hiroshima and the making of PTSD; Conclusion: nuclear anxiety, survivors and Hiroshima's forgotten role. 5 The Hiroshima-Auschwitz Peace MarchIntroduction: the era of the witness; Uniting the victims of the world's places of atrocity: the Peace March departs; Eichmann in Hiroshima: the Holocaust through Japanese eyes; Singapore: the "blood debt"; In the land of survivors: the Peace March in Israel; Exchanging mementos of death: the Peace March arrives at Auschwitz; Conclusion: the founding of the Hiroshima-Auschwitz Committee and the mobilization of solidarity; 6 A sacred ground for peace; Introduction: the uses of the sacred; A shrine for peace: preserving the A-bomb Dome. Army marches, riotous students and bike gangsSacred objects: the Hiroshima Peace Museum's realism debate; Conclusion: beyond Hiroshima --
tourism, violence and politics in Yad Vashem, Auschwitz and beyond; 7 Peeling red apples; Introduction: the globalization of commemoration; Beginnings: the launching of the Museum Campaign; Roman Catholic universalism in Hiroshima and Auschwitz; The international context: Israel, Poland and the Jewish turn; Competing victimizations and Arab protest; Collapse of the AMP initiative; Conclusion: the Auschwitz Memorial and Hiroshima's memory wars; Conclusion.
Other Titles: Hiroshima and the rise of global memory culture
Responsibility: Ran Zwigenberg, Pennsylvania State University.

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