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Om repatrieringsdebatten i Lund 2005. Forskningsvärdet, upprättelsen och det dåliga samvetet.

Rasmusson, Anna (2008)
Historical Archaeology
Abstract
In December 2004 the Jewish congregation Judiska Församlingen i Malmö wrote to Lund University regarding the cranium of a Jewish man, which had been in the University's possession ever since he committed suicide while in custody in Lund in 1879. The congregation requested that the remains be given to them and buried according to Jewish custom. In February of 2005 Lund University decided to appease the request. This essay examines the debate which followed.

The main focus of the study is on which kinds of arguments were used in the debate, who participated and which aspects of the human remains were considered important by the debaters.

The study has shown that clear differences exist regarding the types of arguments used by those in... (More)
In December 2004 the Jewish congregation Judiska Församlingen i Malmö wrote to Lund University regarding the cranium of a Jewish man, which had been in the University's possession ever since he committed suicide while in custody in Lund in 1879. The congregation requested that the remains be given to them and buried according to Jewish custom. In February of 2005 Lund University decided to appease the request. This essay examines the debate which followed.

The main focus of the study is on which kinds of arguments were used in the debate, who participated and which aspects of the human remains were considered important by the debaters.

The study has shown that clear differences exist regarding the types of arguments used by those in favour of the repatriation and by those who opposed it. There were also differences in who took a stand in favour of it and who was against it. The debaters also valued the remains in different ways. However, most of them were in agreement, at least subconsciously, that the most important thing regarding the remains in question was that they had belonged to a person of an ethnic and religious minority. (Less)
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author
Rasmusson, Anna
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
repatriering, kulturarv, mänskliga kvarlevor, Medieval history, Medeltidens historia, Archaeology, Arkeologi
language
Swedish
id
1320593
date added to LUP
2008-03-28
date last changed
2008-03-28
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  abstract     = {In December 2004 the Jewish congregation Judiska Församlingen i Malmö wrote to Lund University regarding the cranium of a Jewish man, which had been in the University's possession ever since he committed suicide while in custody in Lund in 1879. The congregation requested that the remains be given to them and buried according to Jewish custom. In February of 2005 Lund University decided to appease the request. This essay examines the debate which followed.

The main focus of the study is on which kinds of arguments were used in the debate, who participated and which aspects of the human remains were considered important by the debaters.

The study has shown that clear differences exist regarding the types of arguments used by those in favour of the repatriation and by those who opposed it. There were also differences in who took a stand in favour of it and who was against it. The debaters also valued the remains in different ways. However, most of them were in agreement, at least subconsciously, that the most important thing regarding the remains in question was that they had belonged to a person of an ethnic and religious minority.},
  author       = {Rasmusson, Anna},
  keyword      = {repatriering,kulturarv,mänskliga kvarlevor,Medieval history,Medeltidens historia,Archaeology,Arkeologi},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Om repatrieringsdebatten i Lund 2005. Forskningsvärdet, upprättelsen och det dåliga samvetet.},
  year         = {2008},
}