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The Politics of Memory in Postwar Europe
Language: en
Pages: 380
Authors: Richard Ned Lebow, Wulf Kansteiner, Claudio Fogu
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-08-30 - Publisher: Duke University Press

For sixty years, different groups in Europe have put forth interpretations of World War II and their respective countries’ roles in it consistent with their own political and psychological needs. The conflict over the past has played out in diverse arenas, including film, memoirs, court cases, and textbooks. It has
Sociology Confronts the Holocaust
Language: en
Pages: 420
Authors: Judith M. Gerson, Diane L. Wolf
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-06-20 - Publisher: Duke University Press

This volume expands the intellectual exchange between researchers working on the Holocaust and post-Holocaust life and North American sociologists working on collective memory, diaspora, transnationalism, and immigration. The collection is comprised of two types of essays: primary research examining the Shoah and its aftermath using the analytic tools prominent in
Narrating the Past
Language: en
Pages: 182
Authors: David K. Herzberger
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-05-24 - Publisher: Duke University Press Books

The relationship between fiction and historiography in Francoist Spain (1939–1975) is a contentious one. The intricacies of this relationship, in which fiction works to subvert the regime’s authority to write the past, are the focus of David K. Herzberger’s book. The narrative and rhetorical strategies of historical discourse figure in
Abortion Before Birth Control
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Tiana Norgren, Christiana A. E. Norgren
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-07-22 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Why has postwar Japanese abortion policy been relatively progressive, while contraception policy has been relatively conservative? The Japanese government legalized abortion in 1948 but did not approve the pill until 1999. In this carefully researched study, Tiana Norgren argues that these contradictory policies flowed from very different historical circumstances and
Old Books in the Old World
Language: en
Pages: 198
Authors: Leona Rostenberg, Madeleine B. Stern
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher:

This is a charming account of postwar book buying abroad by the "Holmes and Watson" of antiquarian books. After the war, Americans went abroad for European culture, food and art, but Rostenberg and Stern, the Grand Dames of the antiquarian bookselling world, went to Europe to buy old books. Old