Anxious Histories Narrating the Holocaust in Jewish Communities at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century

Taal: Engels
Anxious Histories
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9781782386520
  • Druk: 1
  • april 2015
  • 292 pagina's
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Samenvatting

"Over the last 70 years, memories and narratives of the Holocaust have played a significant role in constructing Jewish communities. This book explores one field where these narratives are disseminated: Holocaust pedagogy in Jewish schools in Melbourne and New York. Bringing together a diverse range of critical approaches, including memory studies, gender studies, diaspora theory, and settler colonial studies, Anxious Histories complicates the stories being told about the Holocaust in these Jewish schools and their broader communities. It demonstrates that an anxious thread runs throughout these historical narratives, as the pedagogy negotiates feelings of simultaneous belonging and not-belonging in the West and in Zionism. In locating that anxiety, the possibilities and the limitations of narrating histories of the Holocaust are opened up once again for analysis, critique, discussion, and development"--Provided by publisher.

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Anxious Histories invites scholars and educators to consider Holocaust education from a series of thought-provoking dimensions. It ought to spur further research to enrich the knowledge base at both the theoretical and practical levels. The book adds to our understanding of the contents and discontents of Holocaust education in Jewish high schools in diaspora contexts at the beginning of the 21st century. Its treatment of a crucial and timely topic in our field renders it a valuable work. For its innovative claims about the roles of both anxiety and assimilation in how Jewish educators teach the Holocaust, it merits our careful attention. * Journal of Jewish Education What makes the book so important is that in investigating why the third generation hands on the knowledge of the Holocaust in the way that it does, and why it hands on the knowledge it does, Silverstein offers us an examination of what it is to be Jewish today, to live one's everyday life in the lengthening shadow of the Holocaust and the trauma handed on through the generations... I strongly recommend this book. * Australian Historical Studies [This book] addresses an extremely difficult and complex theme, one which (to my knowledge) has not been focused on in a sustained way before: the pedagogy of the Holocaust in Diaspora Jewish secondary schools, especially vis-a-vis Zionism. It contains fascinating material and much of the analysis is provocative and worthwhile. * Jonathan Boyarin, Cornell University What is so interesting and admirable is the way the author probes and explores various conceptual and methodological questions, problematizing rather than imposing absolute judgments, and always writing with sympathy and empathy and a subtle awareness of possible contradictions... From the first sentence of the Introduction the reader realizes that the book is beautifully written, often idiomatic, and conversational and engagingly personal. * John Docker, The University of Sydney

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
2015-04-30
Afmetingen
24,1 x 16,5 x 1,9 cm
Aantal pagina's
292 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

Betrokkenen

Auteur
Jordana Silverstein
Uitgever
Berghahn Books

EAN

EAN
9781782386520

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Extra groot lettertype
Nee
NUR code
300
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2015-04-01
Subtitel
Narrating the Holocaust in Jewish Communities at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century
Thema Qualifier Code
1D
Thema Subject Code
NHTZ1

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