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Dr Avram Taylor

Senior Lecturer

Department: Humanities

Avram TaylorAvram is a Senior Lecturer in History at Northumbria University. Much of his teaching and research reflects an interest in theoretical issues and the philosophy of history, as well as a concern with class, gender and ethnicity. Avram’s thesis has been published as: Working Class Credit and Community since 1918 (Palgrave, 2002). His second book, co-authored with Don MacRaild, Social Theory and Social History, reflected his ongoing interest in the relationship between history and theory. He has been working on the Jewish community in Glasgow for a number of years and has published extensively on this topic.

Key Publications

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  • Between the Street and the Shul: Religion and identity in the lives of the children of immigrant Jews in the Gorbals district of Glasgow during the interwar years, Taylor, A. 22 Oct 2019, In: Shofar
  • “We have never employed Jewish people”: young Jewish women’s experiences of education and employment in Glasgow from the 1920s to the 1950s, Taylor, A. 8 Aug 2019, In: Cultural and Social History
  • ‘Are you a Billy, or a Dan, or an old tin can?’: street violence and relations between Catholics, Jews and Protestants in the Gorbals during the inter-war years, Taylor, A. Feb 2014, In: Urban History
  • 'In Glasgow but not quite of it’? Eastern European Jewish Immigrants in a Provincial Jewish Community from c.1890 to c.1945, Taylor, A. Dec 2013, In: Continuity and Change
  • Street gangs in the interwar Gorbals: the Jewish experience, Taylor, A. 2013, In: Contemporary British History
  • ‘Remembering Spring through Gorbals Voices’: Autobiography and the Memory of a Community, Taylor, A. 2010, In: Immigrants and Minorities
  • 'Funny money', hidden charges and repossession : working class experiences of consumption and credit in the inter-war years, Taylor, A. 2006, Cultures of selling : perspectives on consumption and society since 1700, Farnham, Ashgate
  • Social Theory and Social History, Taylor, A., MacRaild, D. 2004
  • Breaking free from the Scottish shell: the life, times and Jewishness of C.P. Taylor., Taylor, A. Jun 2002, In: Immigrants and Minorities
  • Working class credit and community since 1918, Taylor, A. 2002


Sociology PhD June 30 1997

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