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The Resource After the Dresden bombing : Pathways of memory 1945 to the present, Anne Fuchs, (electronic book ;)

After the Dresden bombing : Pathways of memory 1945 to the present, Anne Fuchs, (electronic book ;)

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After the Dresden bombing : Pathways of memory 1945 to the present
Title
After the Dresden bombing
Title remainder
Pathways of memory 1945 to the present
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Anne Fuchs
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Anne Fuchs traces the aftermath of the Dresden bombing in the collective imagination from 1945 to today. As a case study of an event that gained local, national and global iconicity, the book investigates the role of photography, fine art, architecture, literature and film in dialogue with the changing German socio-political landscape.
  • 'In this fascinating book, two things come together in a rare combination: an exemplary historical site with the weight of global iconicity and a paradigmatic case study that in its broad range of perspectives and approaches sets new standards for cultural memory studies.' - Aleida Assmann, University of Constance, Germany 'Anne Fuchs has produced a book of great sensitivity on the cultural memory of the destruction of Dresden. She traces those cultural templates that were used, reused, modified and replaced in an attempt to come to terms with an event which, ultimately, eluded representation or containment. Her interdisciplinary study provides an original, insightful and poignant narratology of traumatic memory.' - Bill Niven, Nottingham Trent University, UK 'In this far-reaching, provocative and always illuminating book, Anne Fuchs explores how representations of Allied bombing made Dresden into a global icon that was at once tendentious and exhortative. 'Dresden 1945' resisted both political reflection by suppressing human agency and ideological instrumentalization by producing excessive nostalgia. Fuchs' great contribution is to show how the terrible destruction of World War II created the compelling effects of 'the aftermath of history' in our time.' - Peter Fritzsche, University of Illinois, USA
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UK-WkNB
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Fuchs, Professor Anne
Dewey number
940.542132142
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no index present
LC call number
NX1-820
Literary form
non fiction
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Fuchs, Anne
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  • Collective memory
  • Dresden (Germany)
  • Dresden (Germany)
  • Dresden (Germany)
  • Dresden (Germany)
  • Dresden (Germany)
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Together with Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Dresden belongs to a handful of global icons that capture the destructiveness of warfare in the twentieth century. Immediately recognisable, these icons are endowed with a powerful symbolism that cannot be explained with reference to historical cause and effect alone. This is precisely the terrain of this book, which addresses the long aftermath of the bombing in the collective and cultural imagination from 1945 to the present. The material under discussion ranges from archival documents, architectural journals, the built environment, travelogues, newspaper articles, documentaries, TV dramas, fiction, diaries, poetry to photography and fine art. As a case study of an event that gained local, national and global iconicity in the postwar period, it illuminates the media-specific transmission of cultural memory in dialogue with the changing socio-political landscape. Debating fundamental processes of cultural transmission, it exemplifies a new mode of doing cultural history that interweaves the local and the global
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After the Dresden bombing : Pathways of memory 1945 to the present, Anne Fuchs, (electronic book ;)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
Acknowledgements Preface Introduction: The Destruction of Dresden and the Excess of the Real Visual Mediations: Dresden in Postwar Photography and Fine Art Architectural Interventions I: West and East German Postwar Debates Architectural Interventions II: Dresden's Altmarkt and the Topology of Power Literary Voices I: The Built Environment and Memoryscapes in Brigitte Reimann and Uwe Tellkamp Literary Voices II: War Memories in Kurt Vonnegut, Heinz Czechowski and Durs Grunbein Filmic Representations: Documenting Resentment, Grief and Forgiveness Conclusion Endnotes Works Cited Index
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9780230359529
Extent
296 p.
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electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230285811
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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unspecified
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PDF.
Label
After the Dresden bombing : Pathways of memory 1945 to the present, Anne Fuchs, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements Preface Introduction: The Destruction of Dresden and the Excess of the Real Visual Mediations: Dresden in Postwar Photography and Fine Art Architectural Interventions I: West and East German Postwar Debates Architectural Interventions II: Dresden's Altmarkt and the Topology of Power Literary Voices I: The Built Environment and Memoryscapes in Brigitte Reimann and Uwe Tellkamp Literary Voices II: War Memories in Kurt Vonnegut, Heinz Czechowski and Durs Grunbein Filmic Representations: Documenting Resentment, Grief and Forgiveness Conclusion Endnotes Works Cited Index
Control code
9780230359529
Extent
296 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230285811
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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