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Title: Roots and routes : identity development of researcher and researched in a Jewish Youth Movement context
Author: Copitch, Belinda Joy
Awarding Body: MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
Current Institution: Manchester Metropolitan University
Date of Award: 2009
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Abstract:
This thesis examines the issue of ethnicity and kinship and explores the advent of identity formation, specifically in a Reformn Jewish context, via youth movement participation. Through the mediums of informal education, focus group discussion and individual semi-structured interviews, I engage in an exploration of identifying what it means to be Jewish, how youth movements augment and abet Jewish identity formation, and the boundaries that exist between young Jews and their host communities. Youth movement youngsters are observed in situ and Grounded Theory (Strauss, 1987; Glaser, 1978; Glaser, 1992; Giaser, 1998; Glaser, and Strauss, 1968) is employed to elucidate their engagements and interactions. Three case studies (Stake, 1995) are then presented to illustrate the experience of youth movement "graduates". Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (Smith, 2004; Smith and Osborn, 2003) is used to consider the dimensions of their relationship to Judaism, their youth movement and mainstream society.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.496034  DOI: Not available
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