The everyday consequences of hate crime for British Jews

Sweiry, Abe (2010) The everyday consequences of hate crime for British Jews. In: The International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR) annual conference, 2010-06-09, Open University.

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Abstract

Despite the impact of historic antisemitism on the study of race and racism, and despite its ongoing discussion in the media and politics, there has been limited academic research of antisemitic hate crime in Britain. In particular, little is known about the consequences of antisemitism for British Jews today. Drawn from qualitative research examining Jewish experiences of contemporary antisemitism, this paper discusses the practical significance of hate crime for the everyday lives of Jews. It considers some of the ways in which personal experiences of victimisation, and fears of abuse and prejudice might affect the day to day decisions of those in the minority community. Some of the key issues discussed include the individual management of ‘safe space’, practices to control personal and communal public visibility as Jews in a desire to minimise risk, and the potential impact of antisemitic hate crime on socialisation habits and life choices.

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Contribution to Conference (Paper)
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The International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR) annual conference
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71948
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28 Nov 2014 11:12
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