Assistant Professor Brian Arly Jacobsen (University of Copenhagen) The Political Construction of Jews and Muslims in the Danish Parliament

In this lecture, Jacobsen focuses on Danish politicians’ politicization of Jews and Judaism during 1903-45, and Muslims and Islam during 1967-2005 respectively in the Parliamentary records and in the shaping of the relations between Jews and Danes and Muslims and Danes in the Parliamentary records. That is to say how politicians have attempted to construct Danishness and the other(s) in specific ways.   What the study reveals are the sociological processes in play in the construction of otherness when two religious minorities are the objects of public political debate.

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