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The Social Inheritance of the Holocaust
 
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The Social Inheritance of the Holocaust
Gender, Culture and Memory
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
26 Nov 2002
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This book challenges current thinking on memory by examining the complex ways in which the social inheritance of the Nazi Holocaust is gendered. It considers how the past is handed down in the US, Poland and Britain through historiography, autobiographies, documentary and feature films, memorial sites and museums. It explores the configuration of socially inherited memories about the Holocaust in young people of different cultural backgrounds. Scholarly and accessible, the book provides a groundbreaking approach to understanding the significance of gender in relation to cultural mediations of history.


Description

This book challenges current thinking on memory by examining the complex ways in which the social inheritance of the Nazi Holocaust is gendered. It considers how the past is handed down in the US, Poland and Britain through historiography, autobiographies, documentary and feature films, memorial sites and museums. It explores the configuration of socially inherited memories about the Holocaust in young people of different cultural backgrounds. Scholarly and accessible, the book provides a groundbreaking approach to understanding the significance of gender in relation to cultural mediations of history.


Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The 'Wrong' Question: Historiographies
The Demolition of a Man: Autobiographies
Moving Memories: Propaganda, Documentary and Holocaust Feature Films
The Absence of Women's Hair: Memorial Sites and Museums
Grandma's Tales: Young Peoples Configurations of Holocaust Memory
Conclusion: (Dis)Articulations of Gender, Culture and Memory
Bibliography
Index


Authors

ANNA READING is Principal Lecturer in the Division of Arts and Media at South Bank University, London. She has published books and articles in the areas of gender, media and cultural memory. She is author of Polish Women, Solidarity and Feminism, (researched with Colin Sparks) and, Communism, Capitalism and the Mass Media.