Bagels, schnitzel and McDonald's: 'fuzzy frontiers' of Jewish identity in an English Jewish secondary school.

Scholefield, Lynne (2004) Bagels, schnitzel and McDonald's: 'fuzzy frontiers' of Jewish identity in an English Jewish secondary school. British Journal of Religious Education, 26 (3). 237 - 248. ISSN 01416200

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0141620042000232292

Abstract

Using data gathered during a case study of the 'culture' of a Jewish secondary school, this article explores the indeterminate boundaries of Jewish identity. By examining the mechanisms that control what and who comes into the school, and what is approved and disapproved of in the school, a picture emerges of what and who is counted as 'Jewish'. litre is detailed consideration of the admissions policy, the rules about kosher food, the explicitly religious symbols in use, the importance of Israel and the contested issue of McDonald's. Sometimes the boundaries are very clear-cut, but in some cases there is ambiguity and disagreement that make the frontiers of English Jewish student identity decidedly fuzzy. ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR

Item Type: Journal Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jewish day schools; Judaism — Study & teaching; Religious education; Kosher food; Secondary education
Subjects: 200 Religion > 296 Judaism
300 Social sciences > 373 Secondary education
600 Technology > 641 Food & drink
School/Department: School of Education, Theology and Leadership
Depositing User: Catherine O'Sullivan
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2012 10:25
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2012 10:25
URI: http://research.stmarys.ac.uk/id/eprint/7

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