Example sentences for: instrumentalization

How can you use “instrumentalization” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In your exchange with Philip Gourevitch about my book The Holocaust in American Life , you wrote the following, apropos of what you termed "the so-called 'lessons of the Holocaust,' or why we recall the Holocaust at all": "I would suggest, contra Novick, that not every institutional memory of the Holocaust is a deliberate instrumentalization of it toward cheap and self-interested ends."

  • Let's turn to "instrumentalization"--a word which appears to carry a strong negative charge for you.

  • At the same time, I wouldn't characterize my own position as reflexively knee jerk against instrumentalization, in that I find every memory, institutional or otherwise, "instrumentalizes" to some degree.

  • But you didn't say that: You said that I believe that "every institutional memory of the Holocaust is a deliberate instrumentalization of it toward cheap and self-interested ends."

  • You write that I am "quite good at ferreting out" instances of "instrumentalization of [the Holocaust] toward cheap and self-interested ends."


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