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Objects of war : the material culture of conflict and displacement

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Call Number355.028 O12
Dates2018; ©2018
Statement of Responsibilityedited by Leora Auslander and Tara Zahra.
Creators & ContributorsAuslander, Leora (editor)
Zahra, Tara (editor)
Goff, Alice (contributor)
Effros, Bonnie (contributor)
Giustino, Cathleen M. (contributor)
Weicksel, Sarah Jones (contributor)
Schechter, Brandon M. (contributor)
Rachamimov, Iris (contributor)
Benninga, Noah (contributor)
Jonker, Gerdien (contributor)
Wallen, Jeffrey (contributor)
Pomerance, Aubrey (contributor)
Dudley, Sandra H. (contributor)
Summary"A central object (and consequence) of modern warfare is the radical destruction and transformation of the material world. And yet we know little about the role of material culture in the history of war and forced displacement: objects carried in flight; objects stolen on battlefields; objects expropriated, reappropriated, and remembered. Objects of War illuminates the ways in which people have used things to grapple with the social, cultural, and psychological upheavals wrought by war and forced displacement." —Publisher
ContentsIntroduction. The Things They Carried: War, Mobility, and Material Culture / Leora Auslander and Tara Zahra

Part I. States of Things: The Making of Modern Nation-States and Empires
  1. The Honor of the Trophy: A Prussian Bronze in the Napoleonic Era / Alice Goff
  2. Colliding Empires: French Display of Roman Antiquities Expropriated from Postconquest Algeria (1830–1870) / Bonnie Effros
  3. Pretty Things, Ugly Histories: Decorating with Persecuted People's Property in Central Bohemia, 1938–1958 / Cathleen M. Giustino
Part II. People and Things: Individual Use of Things in Wartime
  • Peeled Bodies, Pillaged Homes: Looting and Material Culture in the American Civil War Era / Sarah Jones Weicksel
  • Embodied Violence: A Red Army Soldier's Journey as Told by Objects / Brandon Schechter
  • Small Escapes: Gender, Class and Material Culture in Great War Internment Camps / Iris Rachamimov
  • The Bricolage of Death: Jewish Possessions and the Fashioning of the Prisoner Elite in Auschwitz-Birkenau, 1942–1945 / Noah Benninga
Part III. Afterlives: From Things to Memories
  • Lisa's Things: Matching Jewish-German and Indian-Muslim Traditions / Gerdien Jonker
  • The Migration of Objects and the Trusteeship of Memory / Jeffrey Wallen and Aubrey Pomerance
  • Paku Karen Skirt-Cloths (Not) at Home: Forcibly Migrated Burmese Textiles in Refugee Camps and Museums / Sandra Dudley
Physical Description xii, 330 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherIthaca : Cornell University Press
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
RecognitionGifted in 2018 by Barbara & Herb Silber: "In memory of Esther z'l & Leon Kaufman z'l, Schindler Holocaust Survivors; in honour of their daughter Lyliane Thal on her 70th birthday, whose infinite love for her beautiful parents continues to live in her heart."