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Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying (Neitzel and Welzer, 2011)

Soldaten (2011) analyzes transcripts of secretly recorded conversations among German POWs during the Second World War. I learned of the book from online reviews. Updates By way of an update regarding topics discussed in this post, a March 1, 2013 New York Times article describes recent research regarding the extent of the Holocaust during the Second World War. […]

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Pankaj Mishra describes the arrival of modernity in South Asia

The arrival of modernity has occurred at different times in different places. Prior to postmodernity, as Burke (2005) has noted, modernity held the stage. Charles Taylor, in Malaise of modernity (1992), highlights the cultural origins of modernity. Theodore Rabb, in The last days of the Renaissance and the path to modernity (2006) also outlines the steps to modernity. With regard to […]

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With recent German heritage films, according to Anne Fuchs (2008), bad history emerges as a good story. I have added updates to this Dec. 18, 2011 post.

Phantoms of War in Contemporary German Literature, Films and Discourse (2008) is part of a publishing series at the University of Birmingham entitled New Perspectives in German Studies. The paragraph I have chosen to focus upon is on p. 143 of Chapter 5, which is entitled: “Narrating Resistance to the Third Reich: Museum Discourse, Autobiography, […]

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History of Canadian housing: Keeping to the Marketplace (1993); Unplanned Suburbs (1996); Emergence of Social Security (1997); Social Policy & Practice (2006)

A previous post is entitled Where will the people go: Toronto’s Emergency Housing Program and the Limits of Canadian Social Housing Policy, 1944-1957. Many perspectives – such as ones based on history, political economy, and economics, or a combination of them – are available with regard to housing. Among these perspectives, original, first-hand accounts from people who’ve actually […]

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Bloor Street Culture Corridor – October 2015

Please note I’ve lost track of how to copy and paste text messages with embedded links to WordPress. For that reason, I don’t have formatting (bold; plus active links) for this post, which I’ve copied from a formatted email message, and I don’t have time to format the page manually, at this point. Anyway, the […]