Working the Holocaust : getting up close / by Ellie Sugar.
In this research project I attempt to examine some changing aspects of the field of Holocaust Studies from a sociocultural perspective. Through an ethnographic process of in-depth interviews, I describe and analyze the reflections of ten Jewish Holocaust educators and activists in the San Francisco Bay Area in their personal and professional pursuits to articulate and understand some of the Holocaust's ongoing impacts upon their own and others' lives. Against a sociopolitical background of growing Holocaust awareness in the U.S., I discuss how contemporary methods and tools of postmodern and feminist analysis have helped to open up scholarly and personal inquiries regarding present Holocaust interpretations and understandings within certain circulating texts and discourses. I suggest that these changes in the present help to create intensely personalized and particularized connections back to the Holocaust through a sense of reenvisioned identifications with those peoples who experienced it. In my interviews I explore how these shared links between past and present foster creative structures and services of Holocaust activism and education.
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