By Andrea Reiter
This publication examines Jewish writers and intellectuals in Austria, interpreting filmic and digital media along extra conventional booklet codecs during the last 25 years. starting with the Waldheim affair and the rhetorical reaction through the 3 such a lot favourite individuals of the survivor iteration (Leon Zelman, Simon Wiesenthal and Bruno Kreisky) writer Andrea Reiter units a sophisticated general for ‘who is Jewish’ and what constitutes a ‘Jewish response.’ She reformulates the ideas of non secular and secular Jewish cultural expression, slicing throughout gender and Holocaust reports. The paintings proceeds to questions of enacting or appearing identification, specially Jewish id within the Austrian environment, how those Jewish writers and filmmakers in Austria ‘perform’ their Jewishness not just of their public appearances and engagements but additionally of their works. by means of attractive with novels, poems, and flicks, this quantity demanding situations the dominant declare that Jewish tradition in significant Europe is sort of solely borne by means of non-Jews and fed on by way of non-Jewish audiences, setting up a brand new counter-discourse opposed to resurging anti-Semitism within the media.
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