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Global America?The Cultural Consequences of Globalization$
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Ulrich Beck, Nathan Sznaider, and Rainer Winter

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780853239185

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313219

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The Americanization of Memory: The Case of the Holocaust

The Americanization of Memory: The Case of the Holocaust

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(p.174) Chapter 9 The Americanization of Memory: The Case of the Holocaust
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Global America?
Author(s):
Natan Sznaider
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853239185.003.0010

This chapter focuses on the distinctive form that collective memories take in the age of globalization. Using the example of the Americanization of the Holocaust, the chapter shows how a global memory depends on mass-mediated forms of communication that transcends the boundaries of a state. It also discusses the emergence of a global and universalized discourse about the Holocaust during the 1990s.

Keywords:   collective memories, globalization, Americanization, Holocaust, communication

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