Date of Award
Master of Arts in American Studies (MAST)
Dr. Catherine Lewis
Dr. Linda Johnston
Examines what role traumatic family narratives play in identity formation of subsequent generations. Considers transmission processes of memory and history. Specifically focuses on identity of adult (age 18-40) grandchildren of Holocaust survivors in America juxtaposed with identity of adult Jewish Americans whose families were not directly impacted by the Holocaust. Original research in the form of oral history is analyzed using sociological frameworks.
Burton, Karen L., "Traumatic Family Narratives in a Cosmopolitan World: Identity in American Third Generation Holocaust Survivors" (2011). Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects. 458.
Family, Life Course, and Society Commons, Jewish Studies Commons, Personality and Social Contexts Commons, Quantitative, Qualitative, Comparative, and Historical Methodologies Commons, Race and Ethnicity Commons