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Det skulle aldrig gå i Malmö : judisk minoritet i konflikt

Lindström, Pontus LU (2012) TKAM01 20111
Division of Ethnology
Abstract
This study will examine the practices and semiotic structures within the Jewish community in Malmö, linked to the last three years of conflict situations. In the media, Malmö has been described as a problematic city for people with a Jewish heritage, to live in. Swedish, as well as international media caught a big attention to this new conflict. In the aftermath of the articles the situation was linked to the discussion about the so called “new antisemitism”, who many saw as a direct consequence to the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Radical Muslims, left and right wing extremists were targeted as the villains and Malmö was thought to be a particulary vulnerable city for Jews with its many Muslim inhabitants.

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This study will examine the practices and semiotic structures within the Jewish community in Malmö, linked to the last three years of conflict situations. In the media, Malmö has been described as a problematic city for people with a Jewish heritage, to live in. Swedish, as well as international media caught a big attention to this new conflict. In the aftermath of the articles the situation was linked to the discussion about the so called “new antisemitism”, who many saw as a direct consequence to the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Radical Muslims, left and right wing extremists were targeted as the villains and Malmö was thought to be a particulary vulnerable city for Jews with its many Muslim inhabitants.

This ethnographic study will present a number of informant perspectives were the conflict, or the “situation Malmö” as it will be called, will be examined. The focus is concentrated on the way the informants experience the conflict, and try to catch the ways in which they perceive, understand and talk about the Malmö context. The ethnographic material will be combined with a cultural analytical framework, where the core concepts are identity building, ethnicity, strategies of smoothing and stereotyping combined with a discourse analysis of both media coverage and individual narratives. The study will also explore an applied agenda. By listening to the narratives of everyday life and conflict, new ideas and strategies can be explored in order to prevent stereotypes and prejudices getting hold in society. (Less)
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author
Lindström, Pontus LU
supervisor
organization
course
TKAM01 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
antisemitism, konflikt, etnicitet, identitet, intersubjektivitet, diskurs, narrativ, judar, Israel, muslimer, etnologi
language
Swedish
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3358170
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2013-04-22 10:20:13
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  abstract     = {This study will examine the practices and semiotic structures within the Jewish community in Malmö, linked to the last three years of conflict situations. In the media, Malmö has been described as a problematic city for people with a Jewish heritage, to live in. Swedish, as well as international media caught a big attention to this new conflict. In the aftermath of the articles the situation was linked to the discussion about the so called “new antisemitism”, who many saw as a direct consequence to the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Radical Muslims, left and right wing extremists were targeted as the villains and Malmö was thought to be a particulary vulnerable city for Jews with its many Muslim inhabitants. 

This ethnographic study will present a number of informant perspectives were the conflict, or the “situation Malmö” as it will be called, will be examined. The focus is concentrated on the way the informants experience the conflict, and try to catch the ways in which they perceive, understand and talk about the Malmö context. The ethnographic material will be combined with a cultural analytical framework, where the core concepts are identity building, ethnicity, strategies of smoothing and stereotyping combined with a discourse analysis of both media coverage and individual narratives. The study will also explore an applied agenda. By listening to the narratives of everyday life and conflict, new ideas and strategies can be explored in order to prevent stereotypes and prejudices getting hold in society.},
  author       = {Lindström, Pontus},
  keyword      = {antisemitism,konflikt,etnicitet,identitet,intersubjektivitet,diskurs,narrativ,judar,Israel,muslimer,etnologi},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Det skulle aldrig gå i Malmö : judisk minoritet i konflikt},
  year         = {2012},
}