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Zsidók a mai Magyarországon
Jews in Contemporary Hungary

An Analysis of the Findings of the 2000 Sociological Survey

Author(s): Róbert Angelusz, Róbert Tardos, András Kovács, János Ladányi, Tamás Stark
Subject(s): Jewish studies, Social development, Social differentiation, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Politics
Published by: Múlt és Jövő
Summary/Abstract: The studies in the volume give a multi-layered sociological portrayal of Jewish survivors of the Holocaust who stayed in Hungary despite their experiences. The portrayal is based on concrete research and the “hard data” of a comprehensive survey. Such a thorough survey has never been undertaken before in Hungarian-Jewish history. The studies comprising the volume arose as the result of sociological research organised in 1999 by the Minority Research Institute of the Sociological Institute of ELTE University in Budapest. The various studies discuss, to a lesser or greater degree of emphasis, the Jewish populace or people of Jewish descent as a special group within the population. Through the dynamics of identity and difference, the authors (Róbert Angelusz, András Kovács, János Ladányi, Tamás Stark, Róbert Tardos) also examine the historical processes influencing the whole of society and determining the past half-century. Their inquiries cover the social and economic roles of Jews in contemporary Hungary, the factors establishing identity, and the broad range of its demographic and historical changes. The main question is, after all, the choice of identity; the possibility that arose after the change of political system has materialised, thus enabling social scientists to address openly the task of measuring Jewish identity and of interpreting the data received. We also publish all the associated statistical data, as well as the complete research material of the survey. In doing so, we offer to the academic and “interested” public a fundamental and standard work of social science and historiography.

  • Print-ISBN-10: 963-917-178-6
  • Page Count: 163
  • Publication Year: 2002
  • Language: Hungarian