Difficult Memories: Talk in a (Post) Holocaust Era

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To suggest that the Holocaust is "(post)", argues Morris (Georgia Southern U.), is to suggest "that the past is present in the here and now and continues to get re-played, re-lived, and re-worked." She and Weaver (also of Georgia Southern) present 15 contributions that attempt to deal with the philosophical, historical, psychological, linguistic, political, autobiographical, literary, and scientific meanings elicited by remembering the Holocaust. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820451480
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Series: Counterpoints Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 278

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Difficult Road: Talk in (Post) Holocaust Voices 1
Ch. 1 My Yiddish Voice 13
Ch. 2 "If I Forget Thee ... Thou Shall Forget": The Difficulty of Difficult Memories 25
Ch. 3 Throwing Testimony Against the Wall: Reading Relations, Loss and Responsible/Responsive Learning 45
Ch. 4 Shadows from the Inside Out: The Construction of Memory as a Space-in-Between 69
Ch. 5 Philosophy and Reified Consciousness in the Age of Genocide 105
Ch. 6 Three Germanies 117
Ch. 7 The Boiling Pot 125
Ch. 8 The Gentle Touch of Kedoshim 131
Ch. 9 Inventing Subjectivity in Post-Holocaust Times: A Narrative of Catastrophe and Slow Accumulation 141
Ch. 10 Silence of Method 157
Ch. 11 Post-Holocaust Science Education 171
Ch. 12 Portraits of Anti-Semites 191
Ch. 13 "The Way to God and a True Life": A Spiel on Martin Heidegger, Edmund Husserl and the Necessity of Interpretation to a Livable Pedagogy 209
Ch. 14 Curriculum Theory as Academic Responsibility: The Call for Reading Heidegger Contextually 227
Ch. 15 How Can We Speak at All? 249
List of Contributors 267
Index 271
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