Street gangs in the interwar Gorbals: the Jewish experience

Taylor, Avram (2013) Street gangs in the interwar Gorbals: the Jewish experience. Contemporary British History, 27 (2). pp. 214-231. ISSN 1361-9462

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13619462.2013.775934

Abstract

Glasgow gangs have not only captured the public imagination, but also attracted considerable academic attention. However, the issue of the Jewish experience of, and involvement in, the city's gangs has barely been studied thus far. This article considers the relationship of the gangs to the Jewish community in the city's Gorbals district during the interwar period. It demonstrates the rarity of Jewish involvement in gangs in this period and discusses the extent to which the gangs were viewed as a threat to the community. In doing so, the article sheds light on inter-community relations in Glasgow between the wars.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anti-Semitism, crime, gangs, Jews, violence
Subjects: L300 Sociology
V300 History by topic
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 08:24
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:04
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/13239

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