Ethnic identity in Jewish families

Maureen Davey, Linda Stone Fish, Mihaela Robila

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Forty-eight Jewish families living in Central New York were interviewed about the development of their ethnic identity. Within each family, parents and children were asked about how they developed their ethnic identity to explore qualitatively how Jewish identity shapes and influences family dynamics. The semi-structured family interviews were coded using a constant comparison methodology. Seven qualitative categories emerged (gendered decisions, negotiating continuity, family of origin, survivors, active learning, traditions, and cultural religion). Jewish identity formation in families and the implications for clinical practice are explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-342
Number of pages20
JournalContemporary Family Therapy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2001


  • Ethnic identity
  • Ethnicity
  • Jewish families

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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