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Author Leys, Ruth.

Title From guilt to shame : Auschwitz and after / Ruth Leys.

Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  155.93 LEYS    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 200 p. ; 24 cm.
Series 20/21
20/21 (Princeton, N.J.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : from guilt to shame -- Ch. 1. Survivor guilt -- Ch. 2. Dismantling survivor guilt -- Ch. 3. Image and trauma -- Ch. 4. Shame now -- Ch. 5. The shame of Auschwitz.
Summary "In From Guilt to Shame, Ruth Leys has written the first genealogical-critical study of the vicissitudes of the concept of survivor guilt and the momentous but largely unrecognized significance of guilt's replacement by shame. Ultimately, Leys challenges the theoretical and empirical validity of the shame theory proposed by figures such as Silvan Tomkins, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and Giorgio Agamben, demonstrating that while the notion of survivor guilt has depended on an intentionalist framework, shame theorists share a problematic commitment to interpreting the emotions, including shame, in antiintentionalist and materialist terms."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Guilt -- Psychological aspects.
Shame -- Psychological aspects.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Psychological aspects.
Holocaust survivors -- Psychology.
ISBN 9780691130804 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0691130809 (hardcover : alk. paper)