prosthetic memory the transformation of american remembrance in the age of mass culture

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Prosthetic Memory

Author : Alison Landsberg
ISBN : 9780231129275
Genre : History
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Prosthetic Memory argues that mass cultural forms such as cinema and television in fact contain the still-unrealized potential for a progressive politics based on empathy for the historical experiences of others. The technologies of mass culture make it possible for anyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender, to share collective memories -- to assimilate as deeply felt personal experiences historical events through which they themselves did not live.

Engaging The Past

Author : Alison Landsberg
ISBN : 9780231539463
Genre : History
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Reading films, television dramas, reality shows, and virtual exhibits, among other popular texts, Engaging the Past examines the making and meaning of history for everyday viewers. Contemporary media can encourage complex interactions with the past that have far-reaching consequences for history and politics. Viewers experience these representations personally, cognitively, and bodily, but, as this book reveals, not just by identifying with the characters portrayed. Some of the works considered in this volume include the films Hotel Rwanda (2004), Good Night and Good Luck (2005), and Milk (2008); the television dramas Deadwood, Mad Men, and Rome; the reality shows Frontier House, Colonial House, and Texas Ranch House; and The Secret Annex Online, accessed through the Anne Frank House website, and the Kristallnacht exhibit, accessed through the Unites States Holocaust Museum website. These mass cultural texts cultivate what Alison Landsberg calls an "affective engagement" with the past, tying the viewer to an event or person and fostering a sense of intimacy that does more than transport the viewer back in time. Affect, she suggests, can also work to disorient the viewer, forcibly pushing him or her out of the narrative and back into his or her own body. By analyzing these specific popular history formats, Landsberg shows the unique way they provoke historical thinking and produce historical knowledge, prompting a reconsideration of what constitutes history and an understanding of how history works in the contemporary mediated public sphere.

Ich War Das Kind Von Holocaust Berlebenden

Author : Bernice Eisenstein
ISBN : 3833306815
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Formen Kulturellen Wandels

Author : Stefan Deines
ISBN : 9783839418703
Genre : Philosophy
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Menschliche Kulturen befinden sich in einem Prozess beständiger Umgestaltung und unterliegen mitunter radikalen Veränderungen. In diesem Band werden mit den Mitteln und Methoden der Geschichtsphilosophie, der Soziologie, der Handlungstheorie und der Kulturwissenschaften die grundlegenden Mechanismen und Logiken kultureller Transformationsprozesse herausgearbeitet. Ein interdisziplinäres Spektrum von Perspektiven - u.a. auf die philosophische Ästhetik, die politische Philosophie und die Wissenschaftsgeschichte - zeigt darüber hinaus die Verschiedenartigkeit des Wandels in unterschiedlichen Bereichen der Kultur auf. Mit Beiträgen von u.a. Emil Angehrn, Astrid Erll, Johannes Rohbeck, Hartmut Rosa und Oliver Marchart.

Erinnerung Im Globalen Zeitalter

Author : Daniel Levy
ISBN : 3518458701
Genre : Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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The Routledge Encyclopedia Of Film Theory

Author : Edward Branigan
ISBN : 9781136472633
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory is an international reference work representing the essential ideas and concepts at the centre of film theory from the beginning of the twentieth century, to the beginning of the twenty-first. When first encountering film theory, students are often confronted with a dense, interlocking set of texts full of arcane terminology, inexact formulations, sliding definitions, and abstract generalities. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory challenges these first impressions by aiming to make film theory accessible and open to new readers. Edward Branigan and Warren Buckland have commissioned over 50 scholars from around the globe to address the difficult formulations and propositions in each theory by reducing these difficult formulations to straightforward propositions. The result is a highly accessible volume that clearly defines, and analyzes step by step, many of the fundamental concepts in film theory, ranging from familiar concepts such as ‘Apparatus’, ‘Gaze’, ‘Genre’, and ‘Identification’, to less well-known and understood, but equally important concepts, such as Alain Badiou’s ‘Inaesthetics’, Gilles Deleuze’s ‘Time-Image’, and Jean-Luc Nancy’s ‘Evidence’. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory is an ideal reference book for undergraduates of film studies, as well as graduate students new to the discipline.

When We Were Gender Geschlechter Erinnern Und Vergessen

Author : Jacob Guggenheimer
ISBN : 9783839423974
Genre : Social Science
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Wie sich jener Menschen erinnern, die in einer hegemonialen Kultur unerwähnt bleiben? Das Verhältnis von Politik, Geschlecht und Gedächtnis ist eines der großen Problemstellungen der Gender Studies. Wie sehen die vergeschlechtlichten Kodierungen, Metaphern und Allegorien des Gedächtnisses aus? Welche Bedeutung kommt dabei der Materialität der Körper zu? Wie greifen performative Prozesse in Empfindungen ein? In den Beiträgen dieses Bandes treffen Ansätze queer-feministischer Geschichtsschreibungen und biographische Erzählungen auf programmatische Untersuchungen der Verstrickungen von Geschlecht, Erinnerung und Geschichte.

Die Kamine Von Green Knowe

Author : Lucy M. Boston
ISBN : 3888841917
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Das Ende Des Holocaust

Author : Alvin H. Rosenfeld
ISBN : 9783647540429
Genre : Fiction
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In seinem zu Diskussionen anregenden Werk kritisiert Alvin H. Rosenfeld die Zunahme von Büchern, Filmen, Fernsehsendungen, Ausstellungen und öffentlichen Gedenkveranstaltungen zum Holocaust. Es grenze an Perversität, dass damit eine Verunglimpfung des Gedenkens an den Holocaust und eine Schwächung seiner Bedeutung verbunden sei. Rosenfeld untersucht eine große Bandbreite von Geschehnissen und kulturellen Phänomenen – so etwa Ronald Reagans Besuch des Friedhofes in Bitburg 1985, die Entstellungen der Geschichte von Anne Frank sowie die Art und Weise, in der der Holocaust von Künstlern und Filmproduzenten wie Judy Chicago und Steven Spielberg dargestellt wird. Er zeigt die kulturellen Kräfte auf, die den Holocaust in der allgemeinen Wahrnehmung heruntergespielt haben. Als Kontrast dazu präsentiert der Autor sachliche Darstellungen aus der Feder von Holocaust-Zeugen wie Jean Améry, Primo Levi, Elie Wiesel und Imre Kertész. Das Buch schließt mit einer eindringlichen Warnung vor den möglichen Konsequenzen eines „Endes des Holocaust“ im öffentlichen Bewusstsein.

Longing For The Bomb

Author : Lindsey A. Freeman
ISBN : 9781469622385
Genre : Social Science
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Longing for the Bomb traces the unusual story of the first atomic city and the emergence of American nuclear culture. Tucked into the folds of Appalachia and kept off all commercial maps, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was created for the Manhattan Project by the U.S. government in the 1940s. Its workers labored at a breakneck pace, most aware only that their jobs were helping "the war effort." The city has experienced the entire lifespan of the Atomic Age, from the fevered wartime enrichment of the uranium that fueled Little Boy, through a brief period of atomic utopianism after World War II when it began to brand itself as "The Atomic City," to the anxieties of the Cold War, to the contradictory contemporary period of nuclear unease and atomic nostalgia. Oak Ridge's story deepens our understanding of the complex relationship between America and its bombs. Blending historiography and ethnography, Lindsey Freeman shows how a once-secret city is visibly caught in an uncertain present, no longer what it was historically yet still clinging to the hope of a nuclear future. It is a place where history, memory, and myth compete and conspire to tell the story of America's atomic past and to explain the nuclear present.

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