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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291966
Title:
Laibach: Provocations of a problematic past
Author:
Griffin, Winifred Mary, 1969-
Issue Date:
1996
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis examines the way in which the traumas of World War II and its aftermath in the former Yugoslavia are dealt with in the work of the post-punk group Laibach. The Laibach project challenges traditional memories by combining seemingly incompatible images of Nazism, Stalinism, Hitler, etc. The result is a forced reworking of the traumas of the totalitarian past. The renewed focus on past traumas encourages critical awareness and active participation in the process of memory for the individual. Laibach's work encourages awareness not only of the past, but also of existing state systems. By complicating the desire to forget the past, Laibach fosters an understanding of the interrelatedness of history and the present. Beyond exploring Laibach's provocations, this thesis also discusses similar aspects of projects in German artistic and intellectual culture to examine how these individuals continue to work through the problematic past of World War II.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Literature, Germanic.; History, European.; Music.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; German Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kosta, Barbara

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleLaibach: Provocations of a problematic pasten_US
dc.creatorGriffin, Winifred Mary, 1969-en_US
dc.contributor.authorGriffin, Winifred Mary, 1969-en_US
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the way in which the traumas of World War II and its aftermath in the former Yugoslavia are dealt with in the work of the post-punk group Laibach. The Laibach project challenges traditional memories by combining seemingly incompatible images of Nazism, Stalinism, Hitler, etc. The result is a forced reworking of the traumas of the totalitarian past. The renewed focus on past traumas encourages critical awareness and active participation in the process of memory for the individual. Laibach's work encourages awareness not only of the past, but also of existing state systems. By complicating the desire to forget the past, Laibach fosters an understanding of the interrelatedness of history and the present. Beyond exploring Laibach's provocations, this thesis also discusses similar aspects of projects in German artistic and intellectual culture to examine how these individuals continue to work through the problematic past of World War II.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectLiterature, Germanic.en_US
dc.subjectHistory, European.en_US
dc.subjectMusic.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGerman Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKosta, Barbaraen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1383564en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b34571978en_US
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