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Carrithers - Chapter 02

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Buy and Download Description In this chapter I want to make two points. The first concerns an episode in contemporary German history when a new item of rhetoric appeared, and with it a new and, in a global perspective, unusual understanding of nationalist history. The term is Vergangenheitsbewältigung, 'overcoming the past', which came to be used routinely as a way of considering the Nazi period, with its aggressive war and genocide. My second point concerns the nature of this rhetoric, but also of rhetoric as such. My argument here is that narrative is no less pervasive and important a feature of persuasive culture. It is not that narrative competes with metaphor, but rather that the two can work together to forge a compelling construal of people and events. In this chapter I want to make two points. The first concerns an episode in contemporary German history when a new item of rhetoric appeared, and with it a new and, in a global perspective, unusual understanding of nationalist history. The term is
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