Terms of Erasure: The Jewish Experience in a Rural New England Town
Author: Jessica Sweeney
Graduation Year: 2020
Thesis Advisor: Karyn Sporer
Description of Publication: Throughout history, Jewish Americans have been and continue to be persecuted for their religion and ethnic identity. Additionally, anti-Semitism has been a rising problem in recent years. This research seeks to understand how this national issue affects individuals in a rural community in New England. More broadly, this thesis attempts to understand how Jews in a rural community in New England experience anti-Semitism. To conduct this research, a series of interviews were collected in the region and were subsequently analyzed using a modified version of Grounded Theory. The purpose of this research is to understand the Jewish experience in a rural community in order appropriately address the issue of anti-Semitism.
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URL to Thesis: https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/honors/620/