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作者 Waxman, Zoë, author
書名 Women in the Holocaust : a feminist history / Zoë Waxman
出版項 Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017
國際標準書號 9780199608683 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  D804.47 .W39 2017    在架上    30610020531612
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  940.5318082 W356    在架上    30550100635265
版本 First edition
說明 181 pages ; 22 cm
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附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-175) and index
Women in the ghettos -- Hiding -- Concentration camps -- After the war -- Conclusion : towards a feminist history of genocide
"Despite some pioneering work by scholars, historians still find it hard to listen to the voices of women in the Holocaust. Learning more about the women who both survived and did not survive the Nazi genocide - through the testimony of the women themselves - not only increases our understanding of this terrible period in history, but makes us rethink our relationship to the gendered nature of knowledge itself. Women in the Holocaust is about the ways in which socially- and culturally-constructed gender roles were placed under extreme pressure; yet also about the fact that gender continued to operate as an important arbiter of experience. Indeed, paradoxically enough, the extreme conditions of the Holocaust - even of the death camps - may have reinforced the importance of gender. Whilst Jewish men and women were both sentenced to death, gender nevertheless operated as a crucial signifier for survival. Pregnant women as well as women accompanied by young children or those deemed incapable of hard labour were sent straight to the gas chambers. The very qualities which made them women were manipulated and exploited by the Nazis as a source of dehumanization. Moreover, women were less likely to survive the camps even if they were not selected for death. Gender in the Holocaust therefore became a matter of life and death"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Jewish women in the Holocaust
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives
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