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Genocide and the politics of memory : studying death to preserve life

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Genocide and the politics of memory : studying death to preserve life
Call No: 304.663 H66g (in processing)

Call Number304.663 H66g (in processing)
Dates[1995]; ©1995
Statement of ResponsibilityHerbert Hirsch.
Creators & ContributorsHirsch, Herbert (author)
ContentsSection I. Politics, Memory, and Mass Death
  1. Memory and Politics in Bosnia
  2. The Politics of Memory
  3. History as Memory: The Influence of Time and Paradigm
  4. The Manipulation of Memory and Political Power
Section II. Studying Death

Part I. Constructing Memory: Survivors and Theorists
  1. Primo Levi: Recording Memory and Teaching Humanity
  2. Memory and Survival: A Reconsideration of the Bettelheim-Des Pres Debate
Part II. Explaining Memory: Positivist and Interpretive Social Science
  1. Trivializing Human Memory: Social Science Methods and Genocide Scholarship
  2. Robert Jay Lifton: Memory and Mass Death
Part III. Transmitting Memory: Why People Kill
  1. The Language of Extermination
  2. The Socialization of Memory: Teaching Obedience in Nazi Germany
  3. Learning to Obey: Creating the Conditions for Genocide
  4. Memory and Identity: Developing Self in the Context of Politics
Section III. Preserving Life
  1. Where Do We Go from Here?: Memory and Resocialization to Preserve Life
  2. Memory and the Politics of Preserving Life: Preventing Genocide in the Post-Cold War World
Epilogue. Memory, Hope, and Triumph over Evil
Physical Description xiv, 240 pages ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherChapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages 217–236) and index