The Resource Unspeakable pasts as limit events : the Holocaust, genocide and the stolen generations, Simone Gigliotti

Unspeakable pasts as limit events : the Holocaust, genocide and the stolen generations, Simone Gigliotti

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Unspeakable pasts as limit events : the Holocaust, genocide and the stolen generations
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Unspeakable pasts as limit events
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the Holocaust, genocide and the stolen generations
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Simone Gigliotti
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eng
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"This article examines the role of testimony in the production of the memory of the Holocaust and the practice of forcible removals in Australia as 'limit events'. A 'limit event' it is an event or practice of such magnitude and profound violence that its effects rupture the otherwise normative foundations of legitimacy and so-called civilising tendencies that underlie the constitution of political and moral community. The references are the stories of removal collated in 'Bringing Them Home', and eyewitness testimonies from the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem in 1961. By situating the stolen generations and the Eichmann trial as limit events, the author argues that the effects of witnessing and story-telling exposed a cultural semantics of what was speakable and unspeakable in the narratives of judging historical injustice and remembering past traumas." [Authors abstract]
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Gigliotti, Simone
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  • National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families (Australia).
  • Australia
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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Unspeakable pasts as limit events : the Holocaust, genocide and the stolen generations, Simone Gigliotti
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p. 164-181
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Unspeakable pasts as limit events : the Holocaust, genocide and the stolen generations, Simone Gigliotti
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Extent
p. 164-181

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