Archetypal and Distant Figures

Nora Rose Moosnick

in Arab and Jewish Women in Kentucky

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780813136219
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813136851 | DOI:
Archetypal and Distant Figures

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In this, the last of the storytelling chapters, ninety something year old Mike Rowady talks about his Lebanese mother, Rose Rowady, who passed away in the late 1970s. Ninety-three-year old Franklin Moosnick describes his Jewish mother, Rose Moosnick, who died some forty six years ago. The intention is in this chapter is to tell stories that might otherwise be forgotten because these women's imprints have been left mainly on their family members. But both the acknowledged and the unacknowledged marks that Rose and Rose made mirror the marks left by countless Arab and Jewish women in the past. Rose and Rose are archetypes representing other like them-immigrant mothers determined that their children became financially and socially successful.

Keywords: Maternal archetypes; Ku Klux Klan; ready-made; New York; Lebanon

Chapter.  8488 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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