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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
Genre
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
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
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 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Collective memory
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • HISTORY
  • Collective memory
  • Psychological aspects
  • Social aspects
  • War and literature
  • Weltkrieg
  • Literatur
  • Weltkrieg
Label
The war complex : World War II in our time, Marianna Torgovnick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-193) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
649914326
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 209 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226808550
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649914326
Label
The war complex : World War II in our time, Marianna Torgovnick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-193) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
649914326
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 209 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226808550
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649914326

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