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A battlefield of memory: the Nakba and the Holocaust as exclusive victimhood narratives

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Situated in the post-Oslo era, this work constitutes a parallel analysis of the collective transmission of the foundational pasts in Israeli-Jewish and Palestinian society, respectively the Holocaust and the Nakba. Through the application of postmodern criticism to Maurice Halbwachs’ unitary understanding of group memory transmission, this thesis exposes the existence and perpetuation of exclusive and ethnocentric victimhood narratives that provide the theoretical foundations for an ensuin...

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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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