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Popular trauma culture : selling the pain of others in the mass media / Anne Rothe.

Publication | Digitized | Library Call Number: P96.P73 R68 2011

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    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Rothe, Anne.
    Published
    New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2011
    Contents
    Introduction : Oprah at Auschwitz
    Popular trauma culture : generating the paradigm in Holocaust discourse. Holocaust tropes
    Victim talk
    American survivors
    Trauma kitsch
    Television : watching the pain of others on daytime talk shows. Talking cures
    Trauma camp
    Popular literature : reading the pain of others in misery memoirs. Selling misery
    Fake suffering
    Forging child abuse
    Simulating Holocaust survival
    Epilogue : fantasies of witnessing.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Introduction : Oprah at Auschwitz -- Popular trauma culture : generating the paradigm in Holocaust discourse. Holocaust tropes -- Victim talk -- American survivors -- Trauma kitsch -- Television : watching the pain of others on daytime talk shows. Talking cures -- Trauma camp -- Popular literature : reading the pain of others in misery memoirs. Selling misery -- Fake suffering -- Forging child abuse -- Simulating Holocaust survival -- Epilogue : fantasies of witnessing.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780813551289
    0813551285 (hardcover : alk. paper)
    9780813551296 (pbk. : alk. paper)
    0813551293 (pbk. : alk. paper)
    Additional Form
    Electronic version(s) available internally at USHMM.
    Physical Description
    xi, 206 p. ; 24 cm.

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