The Dynamics of Diaspora: The Transformation of British Jewish Identity
The classic model of diaspora constructs the process of population change as spatial, along a horizontal axis, and sequential, with one wave following another. Taking the history of the Jews in modern Britain as a case study, this article argues that we need to take account of the multi-layered character of diasporas, the possibility that vertical alignments are as important as horizontal ones, and that ideological currents may sweep through the different layers of a diaspora simultaneously. The differentiation between types of diaspora is crucial for understanding the internal dynamics of Jewish history and Jewish/non-Jewish relations. Each type engenders a different sort of identity and entails different relations with the ‘host society’.
Diaspora Jewish - Non - Jewish Relations Assimilation Integration Jewish History Main Topic: Identity and Community
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The Dynamics of Diaspora: The Transformation of British Jewish Identity. 2001: 53-64. https://archive.jpr.org.uk/10.1080/1462169X.2001.10511952