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The Resource The war complex : World War II in our time, Marianna Torgovnick

The war complex : World War II in our time, Marianna Torgovnick

Label
The war complex : World War II in our time
Title
The war complex
Title remainder
World War II in our time
Statement of responsibility
Marianna Torgovnick
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Marianna Torgovnick argues that we have lived since the end of World War II, under the power of a war complex - a set of repressed ideas and impulses that stems from our unresolved attitudes toward the technological acceleration of mass death. This complex has led to gaps and hesitations in public discourse about atrocities committed during war itself. And it remains an enduring wartime consciousness, one most recently animated on September 11, 2001." "Showing how different events from World War II became prominent in American cultural memory while others go forgotten or remain hidden in plain sight. The War Complex moves from war films and historical works to television specials and popular magazines to define the image and influence of World War II in our time. Torgovnick also explores the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann, the emotional legacy of the Holocaust, and the treatment of World War II's missing history by writers such as W.G. Sebald to reveal the unease we feel at our dependence on those who hold the power of total war."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Torgovnick, Marianna
Dewey number
940.53/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D744.6
LC item number
.T67 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Collective memory
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
  • Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
  • Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
  • Mémoire collective
  • Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
  • Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
  • Mémoire collective
  • Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
  • Collective memory
  • Psychological aspects
  • Social aspects
  • War and literature
  • Judenvernichtung
  • Kollektives Gedächtnis
  • Literatur
  • Rezeption
  • Vergangenheitsbewältigung
  • Wahrnehmung
  • Weltkrieg (1939-1945)
  • Weltkrieg (1939-1945, Motiv)
  • Weltkrieg (1939-1945, Motiv)
  • Literatur
  • Weltkrieg (1939-1945)
Label
The war complex : World War II in our time, Marianna Torgovnick
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-193) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
D-Day -- Eichmann's ghost -- Citizens of the Holocaust : the vernacular of growing up after World War II -- Unexploded bombs -- "They are ever returning to us, the dead" : the novels of W.G. Sebald -- Toward an ethics of identification
Control code
ocm56777980
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 209 pages
Isbn
9780226808550
Lccn
2004024385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56777980
  • (OCoLC)56777980
Label
The war complex : World War II in our time, Marianna Torgovnick
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-193) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
D-Day -- Eichmann's ghost -- Citizens of the Holocaust : the vernacular of growing up after World War II -- Unexploded bombs -- "They are ever returning to us, the dead" : the novels of W.G. Sebald -- Toward an ethics of identification
Control code
ocm56777980
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 209 pages
Isbn
9780226808550
Lccn
2004024385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56777980
  • (OCoLC)56777980

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