Seven (Jewish) Problems: Social Culture of the Jewish Community from the Perspective of Ethnology
SALNER, P. (2022). Sedem (židovských) problémov: Sociálna kultúra židovskej komunity z pohľadu etnológie. Bratislava: Ústav etnológie a sociálnej antropológie SAV, v. v. i., Marenčin PT, spol. s r. o..
Based on his long-term research, the author presents both professional and personal perspectives on selected problems of the contemporary Jewish community in Slovakia in seven chapters of his book.
The author devotes ample space to how the Jewish community reflected two totalitarian systems (the Holocaust and the period of Communism). He also notes the specificity of ethnological research, voluntary and forced migration processes, the issue of abandoned synagogues and cemeteries, or the phenomenon of “Jewish time.” The final parts of the book have focused on problems of the social culture (identity development, Jewish family, humor).
Jewish community, Holocaust, migration, ethnological research