Probing the Ethics of Holocaust Culture (Hardback)
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Probing the Ethics of Holocaust Culture (Hardback)

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Hardback 490 Pages / Published: 21/10/2016
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Probing the Ethics of Holocaust Culture is a reappraisal of the controversies that have shaped Holocaust studies since the 1980s. Historians, artists, and writers question if and why the Holocaust should remain the ultimate test case for ethics and a unique reference point for how we understand genocide and crimes against humanity.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674970519
Number of pages: 490
Weight: 953 g
Dimensions: 156 x 235 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The Holocaust is at the center of wide-ranging intellectual discussion, but where exactly is the center? What can words say, explanations do, comparisons offer, assemblages reveal, and self-reflection add? This extraordinary collection of essays traces the shadows of the Holocaust on contemporary thought, providing insights on what we can and cannot know, on what will not be settled. A remarkable contribution that will be read again and again.--Peter Fritzsche, author of An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler
Masterfully addresses the place of the Holocaust in shaping our understanding of fateful events, trauma, remembrance, and the politics of memory. Written by some of the most distinguished scholars of the Holocaust, the essays in this exquisite collection also point to the future of Holocaust scholarship in helping us formulate our ethical stance when faced with other cases of mass atrocity. An indispensable source for anyone considering how and why our recent past matters.--Amir Eshel, author of Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past
Twenty-five years after the publication of Saul Friedl nder's trailblazing book, the questions being asked about the Holocaust have changed but its importance as a test case for the humanities remains just as strong. Probing the Ethics of Holocaust Culture is a worthy successor to Friedl nder's volume, skillfully charting as it does the epistemological, intellectual, and cultural issues at stake in engaging with this most defining event of human destructiveness.--Dan Stone, author of The Liberation of the Camps: The End of the Holocaust and Its Aftermath
These essays provide a new framework for the study of collective violence and state terror at a global scale. No longer bound to modernist anxieties about narrative and images, this book shows how the Holocaust remains a prism for ethics and politics as we are grappling with our world of continuing violence and denial of rights. A must read for anyone interested in the past and future of Holocaust studies and a great tribute to Saul Friedl nder.--Andreas Huyssen, author of Miniature Metropolis: Literature in an Age of Photography and Film

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