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The complete lives of camp people colonialism, fascism, concentrated modernity

Author: Rudolf Mrázek
Publisher: Durham Duke University Press 2019
Series: Theory in forms
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In The Complete Lives of Camp People Rudolf Mrázek presents a sweeping study of the material and cultural lives of twentieth-century concentration camp internees and the multiple ways in which their experiences speak to the fundamental logics of modernity. Mrázek focuses on the minutiae of daily life in two camps: Theresienstadt, a Nazi "ghetto" for Jews near Prague, and the Dutch "isolation camp" Boven  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als
Mrázek, Rudolf.
Complete lives of camp people.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2019
pages cm
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(DE-627)1664717285
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rudolf Mrázek
ISBN: 9781478007364 1478007362
OCLC Number: 1176503687
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (485 Seiten)
Series Title: Theory in forms
Responsibility: by Rudolf Mrázek

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In The Complete Lives of Camp People Rudolf Mrázek presents a sweeping study of the material and cultural lives of twentieth-century concentration camp internees and the multiple ways in which their experiences speak to the fundamental logics of modernity. Mrázek focuses on the minutiae of daily life in two camps: Theresienstadt, a Nazi "ghetto" for Jews near Prague, and the Dutch "isolation camp" Boven Digoel--which was located in a remote part of New Guinea between 1927 and 1943 and held Indonesian rebels who attempted to overthrow the colonial government. Drawing on a mix of interviews with survivors and their descendants, archival accounts, ephemera, and media representations, Mrázek shows how modern life's most mundane tasks--buying clothes, getting haircuts, playing sports--continued on in the camps, which were themselves designed, built, and managed in accordance with modernity's tenets. In this way, Mrázek demonstrates that concentration camps are not exceptional spaces; they are the locus of modernity in its most distilled form.
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