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While America watches : televising the Holocaust

Author: Jeffrey Shandler; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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"The Holocaust holds a unique place in American public culture, and, as Jeffrey Shandler demonstrates, television has played a strategic role in establishing the Holocaust as a powerful moral paradigm in the United States. And while much has been written about Holocaust literature and film, the medium that has brought the subject to most people - television - has been largely neglected. Now Shandler provides the  Read more...
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Shandler, Jeffrey.
While America watches.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607095608
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Shandler; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0195119355 9780195119350 0195139291 9780195139297
OCLC Number: 38910561
Description: xviii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Creating the Viewer (1945-1960). 1. The Image as Witness. 2. "This Is Your Life" 3. The Theater of Our Century --
pt. 2. Into the Limelight (1961-1978). 4. The Man in the Glass Box. 5. A Guest in the Wasteland. 6. The Big Event --
pt. 3. A Household Word (1979-1995). 7. The Rise of the Survivor. 8. The Master Paradigm.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Shandler.
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The holocaust holds a unique place in American public culture. This work provides an account of how television has familiarized the American people with the holocaust and argues that it is television  Read more...

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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/116908760#Place\/usa<\/a>> # USA.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"USA.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:sameAs<\/a> <http:\/\/d-nb.info\/gnd\/4078704-7<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh85133589<\/a>> # Television broadcasting--United States<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Television broadcasting--United States<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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