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Modernity and the Holocaust

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Modernity and the Holocaust
Call No: 304.663 B34m (in processing)

Call Number304.663 B34m (in processing)
Dates[1992]; ©1991
Statement of ResponsibilityZygmunt Bauman.
Creators & ContributorsBauman, Zygmunt (author)
Summary"Among the conditions that made the mass extermination of the Holocaust possible, according to Zygmunt Bauman, the most decisive factor was modernity itself… Bauman counters the tendency to reduce the Holocaust to an episode in Jewish history, or to one that cannot be repeated in the West precisely because of the progressive triumph of modern civilization. He demonstrates, rather, that we must understand the events of the Holocaust as deeply rooted in the very nature of modern society and in the central categories of modern social thought." —Back cover
ContentsIntroduction: Sociology after the Holocaust -- Modernity, Racism, Extermination I -- Modernity, Racism, Extermination II -- The Uniqueness and Normality of the Holocaust -- Soliciting the Co-operation of the Victims -- The Ethics of Obedience (Reading Milgram) -- Towards a Sociological Theory of Morality -- Afterthought: Rationality and Shame
Physical Description xiv, 238 pages; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherIthaca, NY : Cornell University Press
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages [222]–238)
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by Kit Krieger in memory of Else Dunner (z'l)

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