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The Resource The historical uncanny : disability, ethnicity, and the politics of Holocaust memory, Susanne C. Knittel

The historical uncanny : disability, ethnicity, and the politics of Holocaust memory, Susanne C. Knittel

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The historical uncanny : disability, ethnicity, and the politics of Holocaust memory
Title
The historical uncanny
Title remainder
disability, ethnicity, and the politics of Holocaust memory
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Susanne C. Knittel
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Language
eng
Summary
'The historical uncanny' explores how certain memories become inscribed into the heritage of a country or region while others are suppressed or forgotten. In response to the erasure of historical memories that discomfit a public's self-understanding, this book proposes the historical uncanny as that which resists reification precisely because it cannot be assimilated to dominant discourses of commemoration. Focusing on the problems of representation and reception, the book explores memorials for two marginalized aspects of Holocaust: the Nazi euthanasia program directed against the mentally ill and disabled and the Fascist persecution of Slovenes, Croats, and Jews in and around Trieste. Reading these memorials together with literary and artistic texts, Knittel redefines "sites of memory" as assemblages of cultural artifacts and discourses that accumulate over time; they emerge as a physical and a cultural space that is continually redefined, rewritten, and re-presented. In bringing perspectives from disability studies and postcolonialism to the question of memory, Knittel unsettles our understanding of the Holocaust and its place in the culture of contemporary Europe.--
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Knittel, Susanne C
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non fiction
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  • People with disabilities
  • Killing of the mentally ill
  • Euthanasia
  • Collective memory
  • Holocaust memorials
  • Holocaust memorials
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Slovenes
  • Croats
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The historical uncanny : disability, ethnicity, and the politics of Holocaust memory, Susanne C. Knittel
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-346) and index
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  • nc
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Contents
Introduction -- Part I -- Remembering euthanasia : Grafeneck as heterotopia -- Bridging the silence, part I : the disabled enabler -- Bridging the silence, part II : the vicarious witness -- Interlude -- Lethal trajectories : perpetrators from Grafeneck to the Risiera -- Part II -- Black holes and revelations : the Risiera, the foibe, and the making of an "Italian tragedy" -- A severed branch : the memory of fascism on stage and screen -- Bridging the silence, part III : Trieste and the language of belonging -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17661134
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 350 pages
Isbn
9780823262786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900888210
Label
The historical uncanny : disability, ethnicity, and the politics of Holocaust memory, Susanne C. Knittel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Part I -- Remembering euthanasia : Grafeneck as heterotopia -- Bridging the silence, part I : the disabled enabler -- Bridging the silence, part II : the vicarious witness -- Interlude -- Lethal trajectories : perpetrators from Grafeneck to the Risiera -- Part II -- Black holes and revelations : the Risiera, the foibe, and the making of an "Italian tragedy" -- A severed branch : the memory of fascism on stage and screen -- Bridging the silence, part III : Trieste and the language of belonging -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17661134
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 350 pages
Isbn
9780823262786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900888210

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