Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem
Edited by Steven E. Aschheim
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Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem by Steven E. Aschheim
Book DescriptionFor many years Hannah Arendt (1906--1975) has been the object of intense debate. After her bitter critiques of Zionism, which seemed to nullify her early involvement with that movement, and her extremely controversial Eichmann in Jerusalem (1963), Arendt became virtually a taboo figure in Israeli and Jewish circles. Challenging the "curse" of her own title, Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem carries the scholarly investigation of this much-discussed writer to the very place where her ideas have been most conspicuously ignored. Sometimes sympathetically, sometimes critically, these distinguished contributors reexamine crucial aspects of Arendt's life and thought: her complex identity as a German Jew; her commitment to and critique of Zionism and the state of Israel; her works on "totalitarianism," Nazism, and the Eichmann trial; her relationship to key twentieth-century intellectuals; her intimate and tense connections to German culture; and her reworkings of political thought and philosophy in the light of the experience of the twentieth century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520220577
(229mm x 152mm x 31mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 26-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Steven E. Aschheim
At the Edges of Liberalism, Hardback (June 2012)
The essays in this volume seek to confront some of the charged meeting points of European - especially German - and Jewish history. All, in one way or another, explore the entanglements, the intertwined moments of empathy and enmity, belonging and estrangement, creativity and destructiveness that occurred at these junctions.
Beyond the Border, Hardback (January 2007)
The German-Jewish experience through the rise of Nazism in 1933 was characterized by an explosion of cultural and intellectual creativity. This work seeks to explain this phenomenon and analyze how the German-Jewish legacy has permeated modes of Western thought and sensibility, and why these emigres occupy an iconic place in contemporary society.
Culture and Catastrophe, Paperback (December 1995)
This text revolves around the interplay between culture and catastrophe. It examines various German and Jewish responses to Nazism and its roots, and demonstrates the ongoing relevance of that experience to contemporary culture and collective and individual self-definitions.
Nietzsche Legacy in Germany, Paperback (February 1994)» View all books by Steven E. Aschheim
Countless attempts have been made to appropriate the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche for diverse cultural and political ends, but nowhere have these efforts been more sustained and of greater consequence than in Germany. This title offers a magisterial chronicle of the philosopher's presence in German life and politics.
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Author Biography - Steven E. Aschheim
Steven E. Aschheim is Professor of Cultural and Intellectual History at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. His previous books include The Nietzsche Legacy in Germany, 1890--1990 (California, 1994), Culture and Catastrophe (1996), In Times of Crisis (2000), and Scholem, Arendt, Klemperer (2001).
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