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The Resource Anthropology as Memory : Elias Canetti's and Franz Baermann Steiner's Responses to the Shoah, Michael Mack, (electronic resource)

Anthropology as Memory : Elias Canetti's and Franz Baermann Steiner's Responses to the Shoah, Michael Mack, (electronic resource)

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Anthropology as Memory : Elias Canetti's and Franz Baermann Steiner's Responses to the Shoah
Title
Anthropology as Memory
Title remainder
Elias Canetti's and Franz Baermann Steiner's Responses to the Shoah
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Michael Mack
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This essay is offered particularly as a contribution to the relationship between theological and literary writings on the Holocaust. Franz Baermann Steiner's (1909-1952) detailed sociological work - he taught at the Department of Social Anthropology at Oxford and developed a sociology of danger that strongly influenced Mary Douglas, T. W. Adorno, Iris Murdoch, H.G. Adler and Julia Kristeva - contrasts with Canetti's emphasis on shock. Canetti's response to the Holocaust constitutes, in Dominick LaCapra's terms, an 'acting out' of trauma: a comparison between Canetti's »Masse und Macht« and the anthropological texts he uses brings to the fore his bleak depicton of humanity. By contrast, Steiner - in comparison to Canetti - lays emphasis on 'working through' the Holocaust, that is to say, on overcoming the paralysis of trauma by reflecting critically on values that might transform a damaged society. However, Canetti's depiction of humanity cannot entirely be seen in LaCapra's notion of 'acting out': for through the shock of 'acting out', Canetti nonetheless wants to bring about a 'working through'. Similarly, despite the 'working through' shock and trauma are dramatized in Steiner's poetry and his aphoristic writings. Morever, Canetti thematizes an ethical impact on his readership in his aphorisms. In response to the Holocaust both writers advance a theory of power: what Steiner calls danger, Canetti attacks as death. Steiner's and Canetti's respective responses to the Holocaust consists in a critique of static ways of thought, affirming 'metamorphosis', and deconceptualized understanding of the world which connects linguistic fluidity to the everchanging contextualities of social and embodied life. --
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Mack, Michael,
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In English
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Conditio Judaica
  • De Gruyter eBooks History collection
Series volume
34
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  • Anthropology in literature
  • Anthropology
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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specialized
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Anthropology as Memory : Elias Canetti's and Franz Baermann Steiner's Responses to the Shoah, Michael Mack, (electronic resource)
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Contents
  • Frontmatter
  • Introduction: The Holocaust, Literature, Anthropology and History
  • Part I: Elias Canetti - Anthropology as Literature
  • Part II: Franz Baermann Steiner - Anthropology and Totalitarian Terror
  • Part III: Style, Law and Danger
  • Conclusion: Steiner's and Canetti's Contribution to Debates About Postmodernity
  • Bibliography
  • Index
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9783110965964
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1 online resource
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9783110965964
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1515/9783110965964
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Label
Anthropology as Memory : Elias Canetti's and Franz Baermann Steiner's Responses to the Shoah, Michael Mack, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110965964
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Frontmatter
  • Introduction: The Holocaust, Literature, Anthropology and History
  • Part I: Elias Canetti - Anthropology as Literature
  • Part II: Franz Baermann Steiner - Anthropology and Totalitarian Terror
  • Part III: Style, Law and Danger
  • Conclusion: Steiner's and Canetti's Contribution to Debates About Postmodernity
  • Bibliography
  • Index
Control code
9783110965964
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783110965964
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9783110965964
Specific material designation
remote

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