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Multidirectional memory : remembering the Holocaust in the age of decolonization

Author: Michael Rothberg
Publisher: Stanford (California) : Stanford University Press, 2009.
Series: Cultural Memory in the Present.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Multidirectional Memory brings together Holocaust studies and postcolonial studies for the first time. Employing a comparative and interdisciplinary approach, the book makes a twofold argument about Holocaust memory in a global age by situating it in the unexpected context of decolonization. On the one hand, it demonstrates how the Holocaust has enabled the articulation of other histories of victimization at the
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Rothberg
ISBN: 0804762171 9780804762175 080476218X 9780804762182
OCLC Number: 851336955
Description: XVII, 379 p. : il. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Theorizing multidirectional memory in a transnational age --
Boomerang effects : bare life, trauma, and the colonial turn in Holocaust studies --
At the limits of Eurocentrism : Hannah Arendt's The origins of totalitarianism --
"Un choc en retour": Aimé Césaire's discourses on colonialism and genocide --
Migrations of memory : ruins, ghettos, diasporas --
W.E.B. Du Bois in Warsaw : Holocaust memory and the color line --
Anachronistic aesthetics : André Schwarz-Bart and Caryl Phillips on the ruins of memory --
Truth, torture, testimony : Holocaust memory during the Algerian War --
The work of testimony in the age of decolonization : chronicle of a summer and the emergence of the Holocaust survivor --
The counterpublic witness : Charlotte Delbo's Les belles lettres --
October 17, 1961 : a site of Holocaust memory? --
A tale of three ghettos : race, gender, and "universality" around 1961 --
Hidden children : the ethics of multigenerational memory after 1961 --
Epilogue : multidirectional memory in an age of occupations.
Series Title: Cultural Memory in the Present.
Responsibility: Michael Rothberg.

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