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The Generation of Postmemory
Language: en
Pages: 305
Authors: Marianne Hirsch
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

Can we remember other people's memories? This book argues that we can: that memories of traumatic events live on to mark the lives of those who were not there to experience them. In these revised critical readings of the literary and visual legacies of the Holocaust, Hirsch builds on her
The Generation of Postmemory
Language: en
Pages: 305
Authors: Marianne Hirsch
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

Can we remember other people's memories? The Generation of Postmemory argues we can: that memories of traumatic events live on to mark the lives of those who were not there to experience them. Children of survivors and their contemporaries inherit catastrophic histories not through direct recollection but through haunting postmemories--multiply
Mapping Generations of Traumatic Memory in American Narratives
Language: en
Pages: 410
Authors: Dana Mih─âilescu, Roxana Oltean, Mihaela Precup
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-12 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

This volume collects work by several European, North American, and Australian academics who are interested in examining the performance and transmission of post-traumatic memory in the contemporary United States. The contributors depart from the interpretation of trauma as a unique exceptional event that shatters all systems of representation, as seen
The Collective Memory Reader
Language: en
Pages: 497
Authors: Jeffrey K. Olick, Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi, Daniel Levy
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

There are few terms or concepts that have, in the last twenty or so years, rivaled "collective memory" for attention in the humanities and social sciences. Indeed, use of the term has extended far beyond scholarship to the realm of politics and journalism, where it has appeared in speeches atthe
American Jewish Loss after the Holocaust
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Laura Levitt
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-11-01 - Publisher: NYU Press

Many of us belong to communities that have been scarred by terrible calamities. And many of us come from families that have suffered grievous losses. How we reflect on these legacies of loss and the ways they inform each other are the questions Laura Levitt takes up in this provocative