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Curriculum and the Holocaust : Competing Sites of Memory and Representation - Marla Morris

Curriculum and the Holocaust

Competing Sites of Memory and Representation

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2001
ISBN: 9780805838121
Number Of Pages: 278

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In this book, Morris explores the intersection of curriculum studies, Holocaust studies, and psychoanalysis, using the Holocaust to raise issues of memory and representation. Arguing that memory is the larger category under which history is subsumed, she examines the ways in which the Holocaust is represented in texts written by historians and by novelists. For both, psychological transference, repression, denial, projection, and reversal contribute heavily to shaping personal memories, and may therefore determine the ways in which they construct the past. The way the Holocaust is represented in curricula is the way it is remembered. Interrogations of this memory are crucial to our understandings of who we are in today's world. The subject of this text--how this memory is represented and how the process of remembering it is taught--is thus central to education today.

Prefacep. vii
Curriculum Theory and the Holocaustp. 1
A Psychoanalytic Hermeneuticp. 25
Representation and the Effects of Anti-Semitismp. 57
Memory and Historyp. 86
Memory Text of Holocaust Historiesp. 119
Memory Text of Holocaust Novelsp. 161
Under the Sign of A Dystopic Curriculump. 197
Referencesp. 221
Author Indexp. 237
Subject Indexp. 243
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ISBN: 9780805838121
ISBN-10: 0805838120
Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 1st March 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 16.26  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1

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