Bessel, Richard.

Life after Death : Approaches to a Cultural and Social History of Europe During the 1940s and 1950s - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003. - 1 online resource (377 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Preface; Introduction; 1 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and World War II; 2 Between Pain and Silence; 3 Paths of Normalization after the Persecution of the Jews; 4 Trauma, Memory, and Motherhood; 5 Memory and the Narrative of Rape in Budapest and Vienna in 1945; 6 "Going Home"; 7 Desperately Seeking Normality; 8 Family Life and "Normality" in Postwar British Culture; 9 Continuities and Discontinuities of Consumer Mentality in West Germany in the 1950s; 10 "Strengthened and Purified Through Ordeal by Fire" 11 The Nationalization of Victimhood12 Italy after Fascism; 13 The Politics of Post-Fascist Aesthetics; 14 Dissonance, Normality, and the Historical Method; Index

This collection of essays does not conceive of the impressive economic and political stability of the postwar era as a quasi-natural return to previous patterns of societal development but approaches it as an attempt to establish 'normality' upon the lingering memories of experiencing violence on a hitherto unprecedented scale.

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Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945).
Reconstruction (1939-1951).
Social change.
Social conflict.

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