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Anti-Semitism and Israel Affiliation in the American Jewish Community: An Analysis of American Jewish Identity

Abstract Relevant literature was analyzed alongside interview data from participants concerning issues of anti-Semitism, Israel affiliation, and Jewish identity. Qualitative coding and theme identification were used to determine possible relationships among the variables, with special attention to the role anti-Semitism plays in influencing Israel affiliation. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 9 young American Jews (18-24) currently enrolled as undergraduate students in universities. The results revealed that continuity of the Jewish people is a core value for many American Jews. Anti-Semitism is often under reported by young American Jews, but for some anti-Israel sentiments are conflated with anti-Semitism. It was also observed that k... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Hobbs, Emma Caroline (Author) / Adelman, Madelaine (Advisor) / Shabazz, Rashad (Committee member) / Cohen, Adam (Committee member) / Langille, Timothy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social research / Regional studies / Political science / Anti-Semitism / Communal Politics / Israel Affiliation / Jewish Identity
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 65 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Justice Studies 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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