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The ‘Estranged’ Generation? Social and Generational Change in Interwar British Jewry

Authors: Dee, David

  • Examines the nature and extent of social change, integration and identity transformation within the Jewish community of Britain during the interwar years
  • Assesses the fear of ‘estrangement’ among first generation migrants and the established Jewish community of Britain
  • Analyses the changing outlooks and behavioural trends of the second generation of the British Jewish community
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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 probes the notion – widely articulated by Jewish communal leaders at this time – that the immigrant 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) had ‘estranged’ themselves from their Jewishness, Jewish elders and peers and were fast assimilating into the British mainstream.The volume analyses the second generation’s developing outlooks and behavioural trends in a variety of environments, effectively charting the changes and continuities present therein. As a whole, the book sheds light on the varied ways in which this group developed new identities that both drew from and reflected their Jewish and British heritage.

About the authors

David Dee is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at De Montfort University, UK. He has written widely on the modern History of the Jewish community in Britain and is the author of Sport and British Jewry: Integration, Ethnicity and Anti-Semitism (2013).

Reviews

“This is an important and timely book. For all migrant groups there is a neglect of what happens to the second generation. David Dee provides a superbly researched, carefully argued and very readable account of the children of those Jews who came to Britain from Eastern Europe before 1914. Focusing on the neglected interwar period and covering not just London but all the major settlements in the provinces, Dee covers home, family, education, work, religion, sport and recreation. Based on a large number of life stories, it is an engaging and lively study.” (Tony Kushner, University of Southampton, UK)

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eBook £63.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95238-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £80.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95237-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The ‘Estranged’ Generation? Social and Generational Change in Interwar British Jewry
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95238-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95238-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95237-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 377
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations
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