Fathers, sons and the holo-ghost: reframing post-Shoah male Jewish identity in Doron Rabinovici's "Suche nach M"

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dc.contributor.author Gans, Michael Moses
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-11T22:31:39Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-01T11:22:06Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-09-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/4268
dc.description.abstract The enduring, mythical and antisemitic figure of Ahasuerus is central to the unraveling and reframing of post-Shoah Jewish identity in Rabinovici’s novel Suche nach M for it serves as the mythological color palette from which Rabinovici draws his characters and, to extend that metaphor, how the Jews have been immortalized in European culture. There is no escape in Suche nach M. When painting the Jew, both Jews and non-Jews can only use brush strokes of color from the Christian-created palette of the mythic, wandering Jew, Ahasuerus, who is stained in the blood of deicide, emasculated, treacherous, and evil. He is the constitutional “Other.” By deploying Urie Bronfenbrenner’s (Bio) Ecological Systems Theory, the Mythic Jew and the Ikhud (“Fusion”) Models that represent an evolving psychosocial environment combined with personal reflection, this thesis explores how Suche nach M invokes yet critiques the process of Jewish male identity formation in postwar Austria. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Holocaust en_US
dc.subject Doron Rabinovici en_US
dc.subject Search for M en_US
dc.subject Austria en_US
dc.subject Cultural Studies en_US
dc.subject Social Work en_US
dc.subject Postmemory en_US
dc.subject Second-Generation en_US
dc.subject Ahasuerus en_US
dc.subject Wandering Jew en_US
dc.subject Bronfenbrenner's Bio Ecological Systems Theory en_US
dc.subject Mythic Jew Model en_US
dc.subject Fusion ("Ikhud") Model en_US
dc.subject First Victim Narrative en_US
dc.subject anti-Semitism en_US
dc.subject antisemitism en_US
dc.subject Judenhaß en_US
dc.title Fathers, sons and the holo-ghost: reframing post-Shoah male Jewish identity in Doron Rabinovici's "Suche nach M" en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Schallié, Charlotte
dc.degree.department Dept. of Germanic and Russian Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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