‘Antisemitism is just part of my day-to-day life’: Coping mechanisms adopted by Orthodox Jews in North London

Flax, Maya (2021) ‘Antisemitism is just part of my day-to-day life’: Coping mechanisms adopted by Orthodox Jews in North London. International Review of Victimology. ISSN 0269-7580

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Abstract

This paper analyses the coping mechanisms which Orthodox Jews in North London have adopted in managing antisemitism. The study, which was informed by a sociological framework, employed a qualitative approach using 28 semi-structured interviews and five focus groups. The findings reveal that despite the high frequency of the victimisation, and despite the awareness among respondents that antisemitism has seen a resurgence in recent years, Orthodox Jews have managed to accept the victimisation. The way the Orthodox Jewish community has managed their victimisation of antisemitism is argued to be profoundly different from the dominant narratives of hate crime victims, in that by and large the majority of respondents accepted their victimisation. It proposes that respondents were able to show agency and to normalise the victimisation because of their strong religious identity and close community ties.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Normalisation, acceptance, victimisation, religious identity, community ties
Subjects: Law and criminal justice
Social sciences
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Depositing User: Maya Flax
Date Deposited: 11 May 2021 22:48
Last Modified: 13 May 2021 14:55
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/7875

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