Structure and Agency in the Holocaust: Daniel J. Goldhagen and His Critics

@article{Moses1998StructureAA,
  title={Structure and Agency in the Holocaust: Daniel J. Goldhagen and His Critics},
  author={A. Moses},
  journal={History and Theory},
  year={1998},
  volume={37},
  pages={194-219}
}
  • A. Moses
  • Published 1998
  • Sociology
  • History and Theory
A striking aspect of the so-called Goldhagen debate has been the bifurcated reception Hitler's Willing Executioners has received: the enthusiastic welcome of journalists and the public was as warm as the impatient dismissal of most historians was cool. This article seeks to transcend the current impasse by analyzing the underlying issues of Holocaust research at stake here. It argues that a deep structure necessarily characterizes the historiography of the Holocaust, comprising a tension… Expand
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