Jewish Topics in Polish Cabaret at the Beginning of the XXI Century Cover Image

Wątki żydowskie w polskim kabarecie na początku XXI wieku
Jewish Topics in Polish Cabaret at the Beginning of the XXI Century

Author(s): Diana Karwowska
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Cultural history, Jewish studies, Music, Jewish Thought and Philosophy, Social development, Nationalism Studies, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of the arts, business, education, History of Antisemitism
Published by: Szkoła Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej

Summary/Abstract: The paper deals with the image of Jews in contemporary Polish cabaret. Increasingly, homegrown artists take up the subject of anti-Semitism and intolerance although sometimes they include stereotypical figures, clever Jews. Sometimes you can still find very nostalgic references to the lost past. Generally, this subject does not enjoy the popularity of cabaret performers; their focus on describing the present Polish society rarely takes into account any representatives of other nationalities. The analysis of these representations is supplemented by the reflection on the vitality of prejudices against the Jewish community and the place of their Polish heritage in popular culture.

  • Issue Year: 45/2015
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 98-107
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish