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Jewish identity construction and perpetuation in contemporary Britain

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This thesis attends to the major question ‘how is Jewish identity created and maintained in contemporary Britain?’ To answer this question, I have done one year of ethnographic fieldwork in Britain, which included 121 interviews with Jewish people of various ages and across different religious as well as non-religious denominations.

This thesis identifies four major elements informing the creation and perpetuation of Jewish identity: One, a sense of difference from the majo...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Catherine's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Sociology

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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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