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Modernity and the Holocaust (Paperback): Zygmunt Bauman

Modernity and the Holocaust (Paperback)

Zygmunt Bauman

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A new afterword to this edition, "The Duty to Remember But What?" tackles difficult issues of guilt and innocence on the individual and societal levels. Zygmunt Bauman explores the silences found in debates about the Holocaust, and asks what the historical facts of the Holocaust tell us about the hidden capacities of present-day life. He finds great danger in such phenomena as the seductiveness of martyrdom; going to extremes in the name of safety; the insidious effects of tragic memory; and efficient, "scientific" implementation of the death penalty. Bauman writes, "Once the problem of the guilt of the Holocaust perpetrators has been by and large settled . . . the one big remaining question is the innocence of all the rest not the least the innocence of ourselves."Among the conditions that made the mass extermination of the Holocaust possible, according to Bauman, the most decisive factor was modernity itself. Bauman's provocative interpretation counters the tendency to reduce the Holocaust to an episode in Jewish history, or to one that cannot be repeated in the West precisely because of the progressive triumph of modern civilization. He demonstrates, rather, that we must understand the events of the Holocaust as deeply rooted in the very nature of modern society and in the central categories of modern social thought."

General

Imprint: Cornell University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2001
Authors: Zygmunt Bauman
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 254
ISBN-13: 978-0-8014-8719-4
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > Humanities > History > European history > From 1900 > Second World War > The Holocaust
Books > History > European history > From 1900 > Second World War > The Holocaust
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
LSN: 0-8014-8719-6
Barcode: 9780801487194

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