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Title Complicity and the politics of representation / edited by Cornelia Wächter and Robert Wirth.

Published London ; New York : Rowman & Littlefield International, [2019]


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 UniM Bail  323.044 COMP    AVAILABLE
1 copy ordered for UniM Bail on 03-05-2019.
Physical description vii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-265) and index.
Contents Introduction : complicity and the politics of representation / Cornelia Wächter -- The chapters / Cornelia Wächter and Robert Wirth -- Complicit configurations : narrating the partition of India in Auden, Madhvani, and Brenton / Christoph Singer -- Complicity on the small screen : ordinary Germans as perpetrators in recent German TV miniseries on World War II and the Holocaust / Volker Benkert -- Literary complicity and the differend : naturalizing, ontologizing, and self-referential representations of National Socialist persecution / Lorraine Markotic -- Guilt and autonomy in Geoffrey Hill's and Hermann Broch's works / Olaf Berwald -- An illusion of absence : the picturesque and culpable ignorance in Kazuo Ishiguro's The remains of the day and The buried giant / Ivan Stacy -- A radical unfolding : utopianism against complicity / John Storey -- Complicity : narratives, articulations, and the politics of representation / Paul Reynolds -- A murmur of indifference to authorial identity in intellectual life / Brendan Moran -- "I spy with my little eye something complicity simple" : eighteenth-century caricature tricks / Mihaela Irimia -- The black counter-gaze : complicity and white privilege in Claudia Rankine's Citizen / Alexandra Hartmann -- Challenging complicity in the context of mentalism : mental distress autobiographies and performance art / Elisabeth Punzi and Katrin Röder -- Representation of complicity with child sexual abuse in the movies : Spotlight and Doubt / Eli Teram -- " understand everything that came her way" : complicity and the child protagonist / Elizabeth Gilbert.
Summary This book explores the concept of complicity with regard to the politics of representation. Over the past decades, complicity critique has evolved and become integral to literary and cultural studies. Nonetheless, the concept of complicity remains fundamentally underresearched. Addressing topical and exigent concerns such as white supremacy, war and displacement, child abuse and mentalism, this timely volume explores how producers, texts, consumers and critics can either intentionally or unwittingly become complicit in the creation and perpetuation of social harm - and how the structures supporting such complicities can be resisted. The contributors aim to raise awareness and lay the groundwork for a utopian 'radical unfolding' that enables not just non-complicity, i.e. the refusal to be complicit, but anti-complicity - the active and collective resistance to social harm.
Other author Wächter, Cornelia, editor.
Wirth, Robert, editor.
Subject State crimes.
Crimes against humanity.
Enabling (Psychology)
Group identity.
ISBN 9781786611192 (hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)
1786611198 (hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)
9781786611208 (ePub ebook)