Women and the Holocaust: New Perspectives and Challenges

TitleWomen and the Holocaust: New Perspectives and Challenges
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsPetö, Andrea, Louise Hecht, and Karolina Krasuska
Number of Pages268
PublisherInstytut Badań Literackich PAN
CityWarsaw
Abstract

This collection of essays expands the existing scholarship on women and the Holocaust adopting current approaches to gender studies and focusing on the texts and context from Central-Eastern Europe. The authors complicate earlier approaches by considering the intersections of gender, region, nation, and sexuality, often within specifically delineated national settings, including the Czech/German, Hungarian, Hungarian/Austrian, Lithuanian, Polish/Israeli, Romanian/US-American, and Slovak. In these studies, the communist regimes after World War II often provide a productive framework for studying women and the Holocaust. This truly international volume features contributions by eminent authors, including pioneers in the field, as well as upcoming literary scholars and historians who delve into previously unmapped archives, explore cinematic representations and digital testimonies. The volume expands into what gender studies have become today, critically incorporating the newest developments in gender theory, including masculinity and queer studies or the theory of intersectionality.

URLhttps://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7829/j.ctt1t6p69c
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