By David B. MacDonald
In an period of globalization and id politics, this ebook explores how Holocaust imagery and vocabulary were appropriated and utilized to different genocides.
The writer examines how the Holocaust has impacted on different ethnic and social teams, asking no matter if the Holocaust as an emblem is an invaluable or damaging technique of studying non-Jewish heritage. This volume:
- explains the increase of the Holocaust as a gentle strategy, charting how its significance as a logo has developed, delivering a theoretical framework to appreciate how and why non-Jewish teams decide to invoke ‘holocausts’ to use to different events
- explores the Holocaust when it comes to colonialism and indigenous genocide, with case experiences on the US, Australia and New Zealand
- analyzes the Holocaust in terms of battle and genocide, with case stories at the Armenian genocide, the Rape of Nanking, Serbia and the Rwandan genocide
- examines how the Holocaust has been used to advertise animal rights.
Demonstrating either the possibilities and pitfalls the Holocaust offers to non-Jewish teams who search to symbolize their collective histories, this booklet fills a far wanted hole at the use of the Holocaust in modern identification politics and should be of curiosity to scholars and researchers of politics, the Holocaust and genocide.
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Identity Politics in the Age of Genocide: The Holocaust and Historical Representation (Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics) by David B. MacDonald