Genocide and the Politics of Memory: Studying Death to Preserve Life / Edition 1

Genocide and the Politics of Memory: Studying Death to Preserve Life / Edition 1

by Herbert Hirsch
     
 

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Genocide and the Politics of Memory: Studying Death to Preserve Life

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ISBN-13:
9780807845059
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
04/17/1995
Edition description:
1
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.19(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Sect. IPolitics, Memory, and Mass Death1
1Memory and Politics in Bosnia5
2The Politics of Memory10
3History as Memory: The Influence of Time and Paradigm16
4The Manipulation of Memory and Political Power23
Sect. IIStudying Death37
Pt. IConstructing Memory: Survivors and Theorists39
5Primo Levi: Recording Memory and Teaching Humanity43
6Memory and Survival: A Reconsideration of the Bettelheim-Des Pres Debate56
Pt. IIExplaining Memory: Positivist and Interpretive Social Science71
7Trivializing Human Memory: Social Science Methods and Genocide Scholarship73
8Robert Jay Lifton: Memory and Mass Death83
Pt. IIITransmitting Memory: Why People Kill95
9The Language of Extermination97
10The Socialization of Memory: Teaching Obedience in Nazi Germany109
11Learning to Obey: Creating the Conditions for Genocide123
12Memory and Identity: Developing Self in the Context of Politics133
Sect. IIIPreserving Life157
13Where Do We Go from Here?: Memory and Resocialization to Preserve Life161
14Memory and the Politics of Preserving Life: Preventing Genocide in the Post-Cold War World181
Epilogue. Memory, Hope, and Triumph over Evil213
References217
Index237

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