Multidirectional Memory: Remembering the Holocaust in the by Michael Rothberg

By Michael Rothberg

Multidirectional Memory brings jointly Holocaust reviews and postcolonial experiences for the 1st time. using a comparative and interdisciplinary process, the ebook makes a twofold argument approximately Holocaust reminiscence in an international age by means of situating it within the unforeseen context of decolonization. at the one hand, it demonstrates how the Holocaust has enabled the articulation of different histories of victimization even as that it's been declared "unique" between human-perpetrated horrors. at the different, it uncovers the extra wonderful and rarely said proven fact that public reminiscence of the Holocaust emerged partly because of postwar occasions that appear at the start to have little to do with it. specifically, Multidirectional Memory highlights how ongoing tactics of decolonization and events for civil rights within the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, the us, and in other places abruptly galvanized reminiscence of the Holocaust.
Rothberg engages with either famous and non-canonical intellectuals, writers, and filmmakers, together with Hannah Arendt, goalé Césaire, Charlotte Delbo, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marguerite Duras, Michael Haneke, Jean Rouch, and William Gardner Smith.

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