The Holocaust and Memory in the Global Age
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Holocaust and Memory in the Global Age by Daniel Levy
Book DescriptionCan collective memories of the past shape the future? If one of the fears about a globalized society is the homogenization of culture, can it nevertheless be true that the homogenization of memory might have a positive impact on political and cultural norms? Originally published in Germany, The Holocaust and Memory in the Global Age examines the nature of collective memory in a globalized world, and how the memory of one particular event-the Holocaust-helped give rise to an emerging global consensus on human rights. Daniel Levy and Natan Sznaider show how memories of the Holocaust have been de-contextualized from the original event and offer a framework for interpreting contemporary acts of injustice such as ethnic cleansing and genocide. Representations of mass atrocities in Bosnia and Kosovo during the 1990s resonated with iconographies of the Holocaust and played a significant role in the political and military interventions in the Balkans. Subsequently, these representations have had a crucial impact on the consolidation of international human rights and related issues of transitional justice, reparations, and restitution.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781592132768
(207mm x 139mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Temple University Press,U.S.
Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Daniel Levy
Daniel Levy is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. Natan Sznaider is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo, Israel.
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