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dc.contributor.authorJaspal, Rusien
dc.contributor.authorYampolsky, Mayaen
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-10T12:42:23Z
dc.date.available2013-01-10T12:42:23Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationJaspal, R. and Yampolsky, M. (2011) Social representations of the Holocaust and Jewish Israeli identity construction: insights from identity process theory. Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture, 17 (2), pp. 201-224.en
dc.identifier.issn1350-4630
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/8026
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
dc.description.abstractThis study explores how a group of young Israeli Jews understood and defined their ethno-national identities, focusing upon the role of social representations of the Holocaust in the construction of Jewish Israeli identity. Eleven individuals were interviewed using a semi-structured interview schedule. Transcripts were subjected to interpretative phenomenological analysis. The analysis was informed by identity process theory and social representations theory. Three superordinate themes are reported, entitled: (i) ‘perceptions of the Holocaust as a personal and shared loss’; (ii) ‘re-conceptualising the Holocaust and its impact upon intra-/ intergroup relations’; and (iii) ‘the Holocaust as a heuristic lens for understanding the Israeli-Arab conflict’. The data suggest that awareness of social representa- tions of the Holocaust may enhance the belonging and continuity principles of identity, in particular. It is argued that the maintenance of national ingroup security constitutes a source of (group) continuity. Implications for psychological well-being are discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francis/ Routledgeen
dc.subjectHolocausten
dc.subjectJewish identityen
dc.subjectidentity process theoryen
dc.subjectsocial representationsen
dc.subjectpsychological well-beingen
dc.subjectsocial psychologyen
dc.subjectqualitativeen
dc.titleSocial representations of the Holocaust and Jewish Israeli identity construction: insights from identity process theory.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/13504630.2011.558374
dc.researchgroupPsychologyen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.researchinstituteMedia Discourse Centre (MDC)en
dc.researchinstituteMary Seacole Research Centreen


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