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Mediation at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin

Author: Irit Dekel
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series: Palgrave Macmillan memory studies.
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Analyzing action at the Holocaust memorial in Berlin, this first ethnography of the site offers a fresh approach to studying the memorialand memory work as potential civic engagement of visitors with themselves and othersrather than with history itself.
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Dekel, Irit.
Mediation at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin.
Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
(OCoLC)834978389
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Irit Dekel
ISBN: 9781137317827 1137317825 1299717322 9781299717329
OCLC Number: 851695342
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 196 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Memorial with no things; Already broken; Spectatorship and mediation; The book's structure; 1 Navigating Experience; 1 Studying the Holocaust Memorial; 1.1 Defining experience: entering the memorial; 1.2 The transformation of experience: pedagogy in the Information Center; 1.3 Making the feelings concrete: the rule of experience; 2 The memorial space; 2.1 Invented space; 2.2 Empty space; 2.3 Accidental space; 3 Landscape and history; 3.1 From abundance to absence of meaning; 3.2 Creating the palimpsest of meaning. 3.3 Attempts toward comprehension; 4 Transferring trauma?; 4.1 From architecture of trauma to architecture of feelings; 2 Spheres of Speakability: Old and New Discursive Modes; 1 From cultural to communicative memory and back; 1.1 What is speakability?; 2 Witnessing; 2.1 Witnessing ourselves: Jews as ordinary people; 2.2 Guilt/shame; 2.3 Performing silence; 2.4 Provoking knowledge; 2.5 Projecting other groups and ourselves; Conclusion: moving from the abstract to the concrete through the Jews; 3 Memory in Action: New Ethics of Engagement with Holocaust Memory. 1 Two narratives of moral experience in the memorial; 1.1 The narrative of showing and disclosing emotions; 1.2 The narrative of change; 2 Three phases in visitors' moral career; 2.1 'Getting in': moral career and judgment in the memorial; 2.2 'Getting lost': memorial moves, limitation and liberation; 2.3 'Getting it': duty to oneself and the realization of the public; Conclusion; 4 Mediation at the Holocaust Memorial; 1 Dislocating narratives: victimhood, suffering and survival; 2 From knowledge toward experience; 2.1 The work of archives in the Information Center. 2.2 From documentation to transformation to mediation; 2.3 Types of representation and the creation of others; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: Palgrave Macmillan memory studies.
Responsibility: Irit Dekel.

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