[German version] Since the 1920s sociologists (Chicago School) have studied the phenomenon of marginalizedgroups (MG). In the German-speaking countries scholars have used the term (Randgruppen) since the 60s. MG are defined as minorities ‘who are seen by the majority as outside of the social norm
[German Version] The terms “outsider” and “marginalgroups” have been commonly used since the mid-1960s to denote individuals and groups who exhibit “deviant behavior.” Various cognitive models attempt to grasp the basic conflict within the complex relationship of the self to the other (Stranger
The Political Socialization of MarginalGroups* A. W. SINGHAM The University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica THE proliferation of new words and terms in American social science, particularly in relation to developments in the third world, has burgeoned almost faster than the new states
affect change or identify with public institutions so that full political equality can and often does go hand in hand with participatory inequality ( Scholzman, Verba & Brady, 1999 ). Thus, the political agency of marginalizedgroups may be influenced by a process of recognition, which would aim to
I examine processes of cultural accommodation and maintenance of the Sephardic tradition as reflected in anecdotes of the generation who immigrated to Israel. The anecdotes reflect traditions and beliefs of Ladino speakers; I study their folkloric and linguistic aspects, while exposing the elements that create humor and reflect dominant social norms. The anecdotes present the obvious and the concealed tensions in Israeli society, yet they have a universal dimension: social conflicts in contacts between cultures, between ethnic groups, between the generation of the parents and that of the children and grandchildren, between next-door neighbors and between diasporas which converge in one social habitat. The article examines elements of performance, including the place of the storyteller in the storytelling situation and the techniques that generate laughter and identification with a marginal group: the group of Ladino speakers in Israel, as they clash with the hegemonic power in the Israeli society.