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The Resource The Happy Burden of History : From Sovereign Impunity to Responsible Selfhood, Andrew S. Bergerson, K. Scott Baker, Clancy Martin, Steve Ostovich, (electronic resource)

The Happy Burden of History : From Sovereign Impunity to Responsible Selfhood, Andrew S. Bergerson, K. Scott Baker, Clancy Martin, Steve Ostovich, (electronic resource)

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The Happy Burden of History : From Sovereign Impunity to Responsible Selfhood
Title
The Happy Burden of History
Title remainder
From Sovereign Impunity to Responsible Selfhood
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Andrew S. Bergerson, K. Scott Baker, Clancy Martin, Steve Ostovich
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Germans are often accused of failing to take responsibility for Nazi crimes, but what precisely should ordinary people do differently? Indeed, scholars have yet to outline viable alternatives for how any of us should respond to terror and genocide. And because of the way they compartmentalize everyday life, our discipline-bound analyses often disguise more than they illuminate. Written by a historian, literary critic, philosopher, and theologian, The Happy Burden of History takes an integrative approach to the problem of responsible selfhood. Exploring the lives and letters of ordinary and intellectual Germans who faced the ethical challenges of the Third Reich, it focuses on five typical tools for cultivating the modern self: myths, lies, non-conformity, irony, and modeling. The authors carefully dissect the ways in which ordinary and intellectual Germans excused their violent claims to mastery with a sense of 'sovereign impunity.' They then recuperate the same strategies of selfhood for our contemporary world, but in ways that are self-critical and humble. The book shows how viewing this problem from within everyday life can empower and encourage us to bear the burden of historical responsibility - and be happy doing so. --
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Bergerson, Andrew S.,
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In English
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  • Baker, K. Scott
  • Martin, Clancy
  • Ostovich, Steve
Series statement
  • Interdisciplinary German Cultural Studies
  • DGBA History 1990 - 2014 eBooks
Series volume
9
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  • Collective memory
  • Genocide
  • Impunity
  • National socialism
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specialized
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The Happy Burden of History : From Sovereign Impunity to Responsible Selfhood, Andrew S. Bergerson, K. Scott Baker, Clancy Martin, Steve Ostovich, (electronic resource)
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Contents
  • The Finish
  • Bibliography
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • About this Book
  • Myths
  • Lies
  • Non-Conformity
  • Irony
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9783110246377
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1 online resource (262 pages)
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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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9783110246377
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1515/9783110246377
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(OCoLC)723945506
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The Happy Burden of History : From Sovereign Impunity to Responsible Selfhood, Andrew S. Bergerson, K. Scott Baker, Clancy Martin, Steve Ostovich, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110246377
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
  • The Finish
  • Bibliography
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • About this Book
  • Myths
  • Lies
  • Non-Conformity
  • Irony
Control code
9783110246377
Extent
1 online resource (262 pages)
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
9783110246377
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9783110246377
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)723945506

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