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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 131–152.
Published: 01 August 2023
... with this legacy, which, to a large extent, has political bearings. What we see happening in the post-2010 years is a rather radical way of dealing with the legacy: patricide. 28 This is an attempt to eradicate from national memory and consciousness the legacy of the figure who, regardless of the complex...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 155–178.
Published: 01 February 2023
...@ufl.edu Copyright © 2023 by New German Critique, Inc. 2023 Jean Améry Frantz Fanon Holocaust resentment memory politics At the height of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, around April 2020, Germany was doing very well by comparison, and a lot of the credit was given...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 81–92.
Published: 01 November 2023
... minoritized groups. The essay briefly discusses several theoretical paradigms that spell out the political stakes of such comparisons, including touching tales (Leslie Adelson) and multidirectional memory (Michael Rothberg). It then draws attention to another modality of comparison that is particularly...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2015
... paradox of late capitalism’s cultural amnesia and the ubiquitous “memory boom.” One of the most surprising cultural and political phenomena of recent years has been the emergence of memory as a key concern in Western soci- eties, a turning toward the past that stands in stark...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 205–215.
Published: 01 November 2023
... and cultural inversion produced by the end of the Cold War and the birth of a new “Berlin Republic.” From 1990 on, German politics and society tenaciously pursued a project of “normalcy” that consolidated both its democracy and its economy by establishing Berlin leadership in Europe. But this spectacular...
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New German Critique (2024) 51 (1 (151)): 143–171.
Published: 01 February 2024
... fascination with and glamourization of Nazism. However, the formal mechanisms of Uklański’s work remain undertheorized. This essay offers a reading of The Nazis and Real Nazis that locates the aesthetic politics of these two products of the “perpetrator turn” in Holocaust studies and memory studies...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 209–227.
Published: 01 August 2010
... state-regimented socialist realism. Memories of revolutionary Berlin dada in turn could only have disturbed this political codification of Cold War aesthetics. However, as a darker view of modernity has taken hold in recent decades and the classical codifications of a modernism of aesthetic...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 217–224.
Published: 01 November 2023
...” ; Suuronen, “Nazism as Inhumanity.” 9. See Assmann, “A Spectre Is Haunting Germany.” 10. Journal of Genocide Research , “Palestine between German Memory Politics and (De-)colonial Thought.” 11. Layne, “Decolonizing German Studies.” 12. Layne, White Rebels in Black...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 1–9.
Published: 01 August 2012
... a matter of taste, even if somewhat paradoxically the Chris- tian Democrats were more supportive of modernist precedents than their Socialist opponents.3 The politically successful relegitimization of the idea of German nationhood was accompanied, furthermore, by “memory contests” that preoccupied...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 115–135.
Published: 01 August 2015
... and the Politics of Memory (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2003); Jennifer Jordan, Structures of Memory: Understanding Urban Change in Berlin and Beyond (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2006); Karen Till, The New Berlin: Memory, Politics, Place (Minneapolis: University of Min- nesota...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 197–215.
Published: 01 February 2020
... they are besieged and poisoned by their own memories” ( AO , 184), and the text connects this to the father, of whom it is revealed, that “political occasions of the Carinthian variety, funerals, or family reunions trap Father in the past and he has difficulty finding his way out again” (169). 31 However...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 45–94.
Published: 01 August 2007
... around the memory of the Holocaust has almost become a platitude.1 Symbolizing the relationship between the Federal Republic’s liberal political culture and honest reckoning with the past, an enormous memorial to the Parts of this article first received public airing at the University of Virginia...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 25–45.
Published: 01 August 2012
...); and Alan Balfour, Berlin: The Politics of Order, 1737–1989 (New York: Riz- zoli, 1990). For recent studies stressing debate and negotiation, see Karen Till, The New Berlin: Memory, Politics, Place (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005); and Jennifer Jordan, Structures of Memory...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 27–48.
Published: 01 February 2012
...., Eric L. Santner’s excellent study of Reitz’s Heimat TV series in Stranded Objects: Mourn­ ing, Memory, and Film in Postwar Germany (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1990), 67–100. 38 Heimat and the “Spatial Turn” have focused their attention more on history and politics, largely...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 9–34.
Published: 01 November 2014
... aligned with diverse spaces, offers Sven unstruc- tured, improvised lessons about the politics of Holocaust memory’s relation to the present, fostering his dawning sensitivity to the nuances of Auschwitz as both a historical site and a contemporary place. On a broader level, Sven, and more...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 207–230.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., Present Pasts: Urban Palimpsests and the Politics of Memory (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2003), 81, 84. Matthew Philpotts 209 opposite one another. . . . This memorial acts as a necessary commentary on the mural.”3 However, as Anna Saunders has...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 11–24.
Published: 01 August 2012
...: Confronting German History in the Urban Landscape (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998); Karen Till, The New Ber- lin: Memory, Politics, Place (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005); Werner Sewing, Architektur zwischen Retrodesign und Eventkultur (Gütersloh: Bertelsmann, 2003...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (2 (98)): 135–160.
Published: 01 August 2006
... Against Memory as Justice impoverished.1 Memory is too large, and in our helplessness we react to the most recent political storm, to the most vivid images on Fox and CNN, or to anxietyʼs narrow loyalties. Walter Benjamin is the best-known commentator to remark how the serendipity...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2020
... action by giving it an end to pursue and justify action by appeal to the intrinsic goodness or value of the end.” 10 The consequentialist approach to memory assumes that memory has at least some potential to generate better self-awareness for individuals and a better political future for groups...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 1–7.
Published: 01 February 2011
...) and the editor of this special issue who shepherded the articles to completion (Sven-Erik), we thank the con- tributors for their intellectual companionship, exceptional engagement, and humor. 1. Andreas Huyssen, Present Pasts: Urban Palimpsests and the Politics of Memory (Stanford, CA: Stanford University...