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Author Dee, David, author
Title The 'estranged' generation? : social and generational change in interwar British Jewry / by David Dee
Imprint London : Palgrave Macmillan UK : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
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Descript 1 online resource (xiv, 377 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Note Chapter One: Introduction -- Chapter Two: Home Life and Family -- Chapter Three: Education and Work -- Chapter Four: Religion -- Chapter Five: Politics -- Chapter Six: Sport and Recreation -- Chapter Seven: Conclusion -- Appendix -- Bibliography -- Index
This book focuses on the nature and extent of social change, integration and identity transformation within the Jewish community of Britain during the interwar years. It concentrates mainly on examining the notion - espoused by communal and religious leaders throughout the 1920s and 1930s - that an 'estranged' generation of Jews of migrant heritage existed within the population. This book, therefore, focuses specifically on the migrant second generation (i.e. British and foreign-born children of Russian and Eastern European Jews who migrated to Britain in the late Victorian era up to the First World War), and analyses their purported 'estrangement' from Jewish religion, culture, traditions and lifestyles and their acculturation of the values, characteristics, traits and identities of mainstream British society. It charts and analyses the fear of 'estrangement' evident among first generation migrants and the established Jewish community of Britain between the wars. However, the main focus is firmly placed on the migrant second generation themselves, and traces the nature and extent of this group's detachment from Jewish mores and customs and their attachment to mainstream society
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Jews -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Jews, British -- Cultural assimilation
Jews -- Identity
History of Britain and Ireland
History of Modern Europe
Social History
Cultural History
History of Religion
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