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Geographies of the Holocaust (Hardback)Anne Kelly Knowles (editor), Tim Cole (editor), Alberto Giordano (editor), Waitman W. Beorn (author of contributions), Simone Gigliotti (author of contributions), Chester Harvey (author of contributions), Anna Holian (author of contributions), Paul B. Jaskot (author of contributions), Marc J. Masurovsky (author of contributions), Erik Steiner (author of contributions)
This book explores the geographies of the Holocaust at every scale of human experience, from the European continent to the experiences of individual human bodies. Built on six innovative case studies, it brings together historians and geographers to interrogate the places and spaces of the genocide. The cases encompass the landscapes of particular places (the killing zones in the East, deportations from sites in Italy, the camps of Auschwitz, the ghettos of Budapest) and the intimate spaces of bodies on evacuation marches. Geographies of the Holocaust puts forward models and a research agenda for different ways of visualizing and thinking about the Holocaust by examining the spaces and places where it was enacted and experienced.
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 1429 g
Dimensions: 254 x 229 mm
Built on six innovative case studies, this book explores the geographies of the Holocaust at every scale of human experience, from the European continent to the experiences of individual human bodies, in order to put forward different ways of visualizing and thinking about the Holocaust.
Geographies of the Holocaust is an excellent collection of scholarship and a model of interdisciplinary collaboration. It brings together the humanistic traditions of the social sciences and humanities emphasizing the experiential aspects of events with cutting-edge technological advances in geovisualization and spatial analysis to seek out broader patterns, structures, and tendencies. The volume makes a timely contribution to the ongoing emergence of the spatial humanities and will undoubtedly advance scholarly and popular understandings of the Holocaust.
Both students and researchers will find this work to be immensely informative and innovative. . . . Essential.
Geographies of the Holocaust is an important work. It is surprisingly inexpensive for the quality of the production (comparable to an art book) and could be required reading in any number of courses on political geography, GIS, critical theory, biopolitics, genocide, and so forth.
[A] superb [example] of how scholars can use GIS to better understand the past.
Geographies of the Holocaust defies the usual expectation that an edited volume will contain chapters of uneven quality—all its chapters are methodologically sound, engagingly illustrated, and open new pathways forward in conceptualizing the spatiality of the Holocaust.
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