Some sociological contemplations on Daniel J. Goldhagen's Hitler's Willing Executioners
UNSPECIFIED. (2001) Some sociological contemplations on Daniel J. Goldhagen's Hitler's Willing Executioners. THEORY CULTURE & SOCIETY, 18 (4). 83-+. ISSN 0263-2764Full text not available from this repository.
In this article I examine recent debates surrounding the publication of Daniel J. Goldhagens controversial book Hiller's Willing Executioners. I do so against the 'backdrop' of contention regarding the (historical) centrality of the Nazi Holocaust and the rule played by Holocaust Studies - a burgeoning area of academic special interest, involving mainly historians, but also sociologists, theologians and philosophers. In particular I consider the charged disputation(s) which have flowed front Norman G. Finkelsteins critique of Hitler Willing Executioners and ponder what this tells us about the way in which (political) identity is configured in the post-Holocaust era. In so doing I examine the political investments at -,take in these debates and challenge the degree to which academics working within this field have been able to transcend the ideological subject-positions in which they are embedded.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences|
|Journal or Publication Title:||THEORY CULTURE & SOCIETY|
|Publisher:||SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD|
|Number of Pages:||28|
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