The Resource Women in the Holocaust : a feminist history, Zoë Waxman

Women in the Holocaust : a feminist history, Zoë Waxman

Label
Women in the Holocaust : a feminist history
Title
Women in the Holocaust
Title remainder
a feminist history
Statement of responsibility
Zoë Waxman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Waxman, Zoë
Dewey number
940.53/18082
Index
index present
LC call number
D804.47
LC item number
.W39 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish women in the Holocaust
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Feminism
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Feminism
  • Jewish women in the Holocaust
  • Frau
  • Judenvernichtung
  • Feminismus
Label
Women in the Holocaust : a feminist history, Zoë Waxman
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608683.001.0001
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-175) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Women in the ghettos -- Hiding -- Concentration camps -- After the war -- Conclusion : towards a feminist history of genocide
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9780199608683
Lccn
2016947626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957546092
  • (OCoLC)ocn957546092
Label
Women in the Holocaust : a feminist history, Zoë Waxman
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608683.001.0001
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-175) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Women in the ghettos -- Hiding -- Concentration camps -- After the war -- Conclusion : towards a feminist history of genocide
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9780199608683
Lccn
2016947626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957546092
  • (OCoLC)ocn957546092

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