Geographies of the Holocaust

Geographies of the Holocaust

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This book explores the geographies of the Holocaust at every scale of human experience, from the European continent to the experiences of individual human bodies. Built on six innovative case studies, it brings together historians and geographers to interrogate the places and spaces of the genocide. The cases encompass the landscapes of particular places (the killing zones in the East, deportations from sites in Italy, the camps of Auschwitz, the ghettos of Budapest) and the intimate spaces of bodies on evacuation marches. Geographies of the Holocaust puts forward models and a research agenda for different ways of visualizing and thinking about the Holocaust by examining the spaces and places where it was enacted and more

Product details

  • Hardback | 260 pages
  • 231.14 x 256.54 x 25.4mm | 1,224.69g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 86 color illus., 8 tables
  • 0253012112
  • 9780253012111
  • 2,038,408

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Geographies of the Holocaust defies the usual expectation that an edited volume will contain chapters of uneven quality-all its chapters are methodologically sound, engagingly illustrated, and open new pathways forward in conceptualizing the spatiality of the Holocaust. * AAG Review of Books * Built on six innovative case studies, this book explores the geographies of the Holocaust at every scale of human experience, from the European continent to the experiences of individual human bodies, in order to put forward different ways of visualizing and thinking about the Holocaust. * Jewish Book World * Geographies of the Holocaust is an important work. It is surprisingly inexpensive for the quality of the production (comparable to an art book) and could be required reading in any number of courses on political geography, GIS, critical theory, biopolitics, genocide, and so forth. * Journal of Historical Geography * Both students and researchers will find this work to be immensely informative and innovative. . . . Essential. * Choice * [A] superb [example] of how scholars can use GIS to better understand the past.1/30/15 * New Books Network, Jewish Studies * Geographies of the Holocaust is an excellent collection of scholarship and a model of interdisciplinary collaboration. It brings together the humanistic traditions of the social sciences and humanities emphasizing the experiential aspects of events with cutting-edge technological advances in geovisualization and spatial analysis to seek out broader patterns, structures, and tendencies. The volume makes a timely contribution to the ongoing emergence of the spatial humanities and will undoubtedly advance scholarly and popular understandings of the Holocaust. * H-HistGeog *show more

About Anne Kelly Knowles

Anne Kelly Knowles is Professor of Geography at Middlebury College. She is author of Calvinists Incorporated: Welsh Immigrants on Ohio's Industrial Frontier and Mastering Iron: The Struggle to Modernize an American Industry, 1800-1868. She has also edited two previous volumes on the use of GIS for history. Her work has been recognized by the American Ingenuity Award for Historical Scholarship from Smithsonian magazine.Tim Cole is Professor of Social History at the University of Bristol and author of Traces of the Holocaust: Journeying In and Out of the Ghettos; Holocaust City: The Making of a Jewish Ghetto; and Selling the Holocaust: How History Is Bought, Packaged, and Sold, and editor (with Chris Pearson and Peter Coates) of Militarized Landscapes: From Gettysburg to Salisbury Plain.Alberto Giordano is Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography at Texas State University in San Marcos. He is the author of one book (in Italian) on quality control in GIS and of several publications in GIScience, historical cartography, and hazards geography. He is author (with Tim Cole) of a number of articles on GIS, the Holocaust, and the Budapest more

Table of contents

1. Geographies of the Holocaust / Alberto Giordano, Anne Kelly Knowles, and Tim Cole2. Mapping the SS Concentration Camps / Anne Kelly Knowles and Paul B. Jaskot, with Benjamin Perry Blackshear, Michael De Groot, and Alexander Yule3. Retracing the "Hunt for Jews": A Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Arrests during the Holocaust in Italy / Alberto Giordano and Anna Holian4. Killing on the Ground and in the Mind: The Spatialities of Genocide in the East / Waitman W. Beorn, with Anne Kelly Knowles5. Bringing the Ghetto to the Jew: The Shifting Geography of the Budapest Ghetto / Tim Cole and Alberto Giordano6. Visualizing the Archive: Building at Auschwitz as a Geographic Problem / Paul B. Jaskot, Anne Kelly Knowles, and Chester Harvey, with Benjamin Perry Blackshear7. From the Camp to the Road: Representing the Evacuations from Auschwitz, January 1945 / Simone Gigliotti, Marc J. Masurovsky, and Erik Steiner8. Afterword / Paul B. Jaskot and Tim ColeContributorsIndexshow more

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