Jeffrey Kopstein

In their new book, Politics, Violence, Memory: The New Social Science of the Holocaust (Cornell University Press), UCI political science professor Jeffrey S. Kopstein and coauthors bring critical social scientific inquiry to the study of the Holocaust. “The lion’s share of great research on the Third Reich and the Holocaust was once written by social scientists and philosophers,” says Kopstein. “But after an outpouring of research in the 1950s and 60s, social science lost interest. Now a new generation of work is emerging.”

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