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Tapestry Of Memory

Author : Nanci Adler
ISBN : 9781351486996
Genre : History
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In this volume, contributors present narratives and explore the way they influence the perception of the past. While acknowledging the debate about the validity of qualitative research based on narratives, this volume aims to illuminate how truth and evidence form part of a much wider debate on the representation of history.The volume includes the work of historians but the interdisciplinary nature of the contributions shows that the validity debate also applies to the broader fields of cultural studies, sociology, and other social sciences. The distinction between memory and testimony is a crucial theme. Memory, though selective, is the basis of testimony. Testimony provides an audience with information that becomes evidence of what was seen or experienced. Such evidence can form the basis of legal truth.Nanci Adler and Selma Leydesdorff divide the volume into three core sections: Official Testimony and Other Facts and Evidence; The Creation of New History and the Integration of Collective Memory in the Story of One's Self; and Claims Based on Narratives vs. Official History. After a comprehensive introduction by the editors, the volume offers twelve essays by leading scholars. This work is a new offering in Transaction's acclaimed Memory and Narrative series.

Sasha Pechersky

Author : Professor of Women's History and Head of Belle Van Zuylen Institute Selma Leydesdorff
ISBN : 9781351627191
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On October 14, 1943, Aleksandr "Sasha" Pechersky led a mass escape of inmates from Sobibor, a Nazi death camp in Poland. Despite leading the only successful prisoner revolt at a World War II death camp, Pechersky never received the public recognition he deserved in his home country of Russia. This story of a forgotten hero reveals the tremendous difference in memorial cultures between societies in the West and societies in the former Communist world. Pechersky, along with other Russian and Jewish inmates who had been prisoners of the Nazis, was considered suspect by the Russian government simply because he had been imprisoned. In this volume, Selma Leydesdorff describes the official silence in the Eastern Bloc about Pechersky's role in the Sobibor escape and how an effort was made to recognize his actions. The narrative is based on eyewitness accounts from people in Pechersky's life and a discussion of the mechanism of memory, mixing written sources with varied recollections and assessing the collisions of collective memory held by the East and the West. Specifically, this book critiques the ideological refusal of many societies to acknowledge the suffering of Jews at Sobibor. Offering fascinating insights into a crucial period of history, emphasizing that Jews were not passive in the face of German violence, and exploring the history of the Jews who fell victim to Stalinism after surviving Nazism, this is valuable reading for students and scholars of the Holocaust and the position of Jews under Communism.

Memory War And Dictatorship In Recent Spanish Fiction By Women

Author : Sarah Leggott
ISBN : 9781611486674
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book discusses a number of recent novels by Spanish women writers that present women’s experiences in Spain during the years of the Spanish Civil War and Franco dictatorship. It considers these works in the context of the “memory boom” in contemporary Spain and draws on work from the fields of memory and trauma studies.

The Southern Quarterly

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105021175869
Genre : Judaism
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Traversing The Imaginary

Author : Peter Gratton
ISBN : 0810123770
Genre : Philosophy
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In recent years, Richard Kearney has emerged as a leading figure in the field of continental philosophy, widely recognized for his work in the areas of philosophical and religious hermeneutics, theory and practice of the imagination, and political thought. This study is the first to reflect the full range and impact of Kearney's contributions to contemporary philosophy. It includes conversations between Kearney and Paul Ricoeur, Jacques Derrida, Charles Taylor, Martha Nussbaum, and Noam Chomsky, as well as articles by Dennis Dworkin, Anne O'Byrne, Jerry Burke, Terry Eagleton, and Eileen Rizo-Patron. Book jacket.

The Narrative Universe

Author : Gianluca Bocchi
ISBN : UOM:39015056623831
Genre : Education
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Witnessing The Disaster

Author : Richard R. Glejzer
ISBN : UCSC:32106017126852
Genre : History
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Witnessing the Disasterexamines how histories, films, stories and novels, memorials and museums, and survivor testimonies involve problems of witnessing: how do those who survived, and those who lived long after the Holocaust, make clear to us what happened? How can we distinguish between more and less authentic accounts? Are histories more adequate descriptors of the horror than narrative? Does the susceptibility of survivor accounts to faulty memory and the vestiges of trauma make them any more or less useful as instruments of witness? And how do we authenticate their accuracy without giving those who deny the Holocaust a small but dangerous foothold? These essayists aim to move past the notion that the Holocaust as an event defies representation. They look at specific cases of Holocaust representation and consider their effect, their structure, their authenticity, and the kind of knowledge they produce. Taken together they consider the tension between history and memory, the vexed problem of eyewitness testimony and its status as evidence, and the ethical imperatives of Holocaust representation.

Romantic Paris

Author : Michael Marrinan
ISBN : 0804761515
Genre : Art
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Romantic Paris is a survey of Parisian art and culture during the first half of the nineteenth century, when the experiments of Romantic artists and writers directly challenged the norms of tradition and when dramatic changes in the habits and spaces of everyday life shaped the social foundations of an urban modernity.

The London Magazine

Author : John Lehmann
ISBN : UVA:X001774005
Genre : English literature
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