In these 11 essays, Ray traces the transformation in art and critical theory in the aftermath of Auschwitz and Hiroshima. He confronts the shared cultural conditions that made Auschwitz and Hiroshima possible and offers meditations on the structure and meaning of traumatic historical events. Ray argues that globalization cannot be separated from the collective tasks of working through historical genocide. Applying his conclusions to the trauma of September 11 and the subsequent invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, he contends that the current War on Terror can be understood as a globalized inability to mourn. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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About the Author
Gene Ray has taught at New College of Florida and the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is a former German Chancellor's Scholar of the Alexamder con Humboldt Foundation.