The social inheritance of the Holocaust : gender, culture, and memory
- Reading, Anna.
- New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
- Physical description
- xv, 223 p. ; 23 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 194-211) and index.
- Preface Acknowledgements Introduction The 'Wrong' Question: Historiographies The Demolition of a Man: Autobiographies Moving Memories: Propaganda, Documentary and Holocaust Feature Films The Absence of Women's Hair: Memorial Sites and Museums Grandma's Tales: Young Peoples Configurations of Holocaust Memory Conclusion: (Dis)Articulations of Gender, Culture and Memory Bibliography Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- This work challenges contemporary thinking on memory by examining the complex ways in which the social inheritance of the Nazi Holocaust is gendered. It considers how the past is handed down in the US, Poland and Britain through historiography, autobiographies, documentary and feature films, memorial sites and museums. It explores the configuration of socially inherited memories about the Holocaust in young people of different cultural backgrounds. The book provides an approach to understanding the significance of gender in relation to cultural mediations of history.
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- Anna Reading.