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Visualizing Atrocity: Arendt, Evil, and the Optics of Thoughtlessness

Valerie Hartouni

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738498
eISBN:
9780814738993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738498.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book takes Hannah Arendt's provocative and polarizing account of the 1961 trial of Nazi official Adolf Eichmann as its point of departure for reassessing some of the serviceable myths that have ... More


Economics, Euthanasia, Eugenics: Rhetorical Commonplaces of Disability in the Nazi T-4 Program

Brenda Jo Brueggemann

in Deaf Subjects: Between Identities and Places

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799666
eISBN:
9780814739006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799666.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This concluding chapter returns to the concept of the commonplace, in navigating the lines separating deafness from disability and similar. In many cases deafness is not always easy to see, as it can ... More


Arendt and the Trial of Adolf Eichmann: Contextualizing the Debate

Valerie Hartouni

in Visualizing Atrocity: Arendt, Evil, and the Optics of Thoughtlessness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738498
eISBN:
9780814738993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738498.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines Hannah Arendt's assessment of the proceedings of the Eichmann trial, particularly her assertion that she encountered “the banality of evil” in the figure of Adolf Eichmann. ... More


Ideology and Atrocity

Valerie Hartouni

in Visualizing Atrocity: Arendt, Evil, and the Optics of Thoughtlessness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738498
eISBN:
9780814738993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738498.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the Nazi genocide directly. It argues that it was the pursuit and repeated failure—between 1939 and 1941—of economic and utilitarian goals drafted in the context of social ... More


“Crimes against the Human Status”: Nuremberg and the Image of Evil

Valerie Hartouni

in Visualizing Atrocity: Arendt, Evil, and the Optics of Thoughtlessness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738498
eISBN:
9780814738993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738498.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the use of the same documentary film footage shown fifteen years later in Jerusalem during the Nuremberg proceedings. Introduced at Nuremberg eight days into what was more or ... More


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