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Deterritorialising the Holocaust

Adrian Parr

in Deleuze and the Contemporary World

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780748623419
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652389 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623419.003.0007
Deterritorialising the Holocaust

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This chapter aims to explore the connection between history and memory, and analyses the deterritorialisation of the Holocaust. It suggests that there are two kinds of memory – singular and reterritorialising – and explains that the reterritorialising function of memory is developed by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari in their A Thousand Plateaus. The analysis of different forms of Holocaust remembrance in the context of Austrian national historiography and Israeli national identity reveals how the Holocaust functions as a reactionary ground of identification.

Keywords: Holocaust; history and memory; deterritorialisation; Gilles Deleuze; Félix Guattari; A Thousand Plateaus; Austrian national historiography; Israeli national identity; group identification

Chapter.  7857 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy

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