After The Rescue / Edition 1

After The Rescue / Edition 1

by Andrew Buckser
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403962707

ISBN-13: 9781403962706

Pub. Date: 05/01/2003

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

n October 1943, the Danish resistance rescued almost all of the Jews in Copenhagen from the occupying Nazis. In the years since, Jews have become deeply engaged in a Danish culture that presents very few barriers of anti-Semitism or prejudice. This book explores the questions that such inclusion raises for the Danish Jews, and what their answers can tell us about the…  See more details below

Overview

n October 1943, the Danish resistance rescued almost all of the Jews in Copenhagen from the occupying Nazis. In the years since, Jews have become deeply engaged in a Danish culture that presents very few barriers of anti-Semitism or prejudice. This book explores the questions that such inclusion raises for the Danish Jews, and what their answers can tell us about the meaning of religion, ethnicity and community in modern society.

Author Biography: Andrew Buckser is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Purdue University. He is author of Communities of Faith: Sectarianism, Identity, and Social Change on a Danish Island.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403962706
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Series:
Contemporary Anthropology of Religion Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1The Community in Time19
2The Religious World: Faith and Ritual Practice in Jewish Copenhagen55
3The Communal World: Jewish Subgroups in Copenhagen103
4The Social World: The Life and Politics of the Formal Jewish Community131
5The Larger World: Relations with the Jewish Community Outside Denmark155
6The Danish World: Jewish Difference in Danish Culture171
7The World of the Past: Jewish Identities and the Rescue of 1943189
8Conclusion: The Future of Danish Jewry and the Anthropological Study of Community213
Notes239
Bibliography253
Index265

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