The Resource The Generation of postmemory : writing and visual culture after the Holocaust, Marianne Hirsch, (electronic resource)

The Generation of postmemory : writing and visual culture after the Holocaust, Marianne Hirsch, (electronic resource)

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The Generation of postmemory : writing and visual culture after the Holocaust
Title
The Generation of postmemory
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writing and visual culture after the Holocaust
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Marianne Hirsch
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eng
Summary
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 mediated images, objects, stories, behaviors, and affects passed down within the family and the culture at large. In these new and revised critical readings of the literary and visual legacies of the Holocaust and other, related sites of memory, Marianne Hirsch builds on her influential concept of postmemory. The book's chapters, two of which were written collaboratively with the historian Leo Spitzer, engage the work of postgeneration artists and writers such as Art Spiegelman, W.G. Sebald, Eva Hoffman, Tatana Kellner, Muriel Hasbun, Anne Karpff, Lily Brett, Lorie Novak, David Levinthal, Nancy Spero and Susan Meiselas. Grappling with the ethics of empathy and identification, these artists attempt to forge a creative postmemorial aesthetic that reanimates the past without appropriating it. In her analyses of their fractured texts, Hirsch locates the roots of the familial and affiliative practices of postmemory in feminism and other movements for social change. Using feminist critical strategies to connect past and present, words and images, and memory and gender, she brings the entangled strands of disparate traumatic histories into more intimate contact. With more than fifty illustrations, her text enables a multifaceted encounter with foundational and cutting edge theories in memory, trauma, gender, and visual culture, eliciting a new understanding of history and our place in it
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Midwest
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Hirsch, Marianne
Dewey number
940.53/1814
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Gender and culture
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  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in art
  • Children of Holocaust survivors
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Gender identity
  • Memorialization
  • Electronic books
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adult
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The Generation of postmemory : writing and visual culture after the Holocaust, Marianne Hirsch, (electronic resource)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780231526272
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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11862402
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MWT11862402
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The Generation of postmemory : writing and visual culture after the Holocaust, Marianne Hirsch, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231526272
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11862402
Publisher number
MWT11862402
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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