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Deleuze and the Contemporary World$
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Ian Buchanan and Adrian Parr

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780748623419

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623419.001.0001

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Deterritorialising the Holocaust

Deterritorialising the Holocaust

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(p.125) Chapter 7 Deterritorialising the Holocaust
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Deleuze and the Contemporary World
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Adrian Parr

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623419.003.0007

This chapter aims to explore the connection between history and memory, and analyses the deterritorialisation of the Holocaust. It suggests that there are two kinds of memory – singular and reterritorialising – and explains that the reterritorialising function of memory is developed by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari in their A Thousand Plateaus. The analysis of different forms of Holocaust remembrance in the context of Austrian national historiography and Israeli national identity reveals how the Holocaust functions as a reactionary ground of identification.

Keywords:   Holocaust, history and memory, deterritorialisation, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus, Austrian national historiography, Israeli national identity, group identification

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