Global Antisemitism A Crisis Of Modernity

Author: Charles Asher Small
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004265562
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This volume contains a selection of essays based on papers presented at a conference organized at Yale University and hosted by the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism (YIISA) and the International Association for the Study of Antisemitism (IASA), entitled “Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity.” The essays are written by scholars from a wide array of disciplines, intellectual backgrounds, and perspectives, and address the conference’s two inter-related areas of focus: global antisemitism and the crisis of modernity currently affecting the core elements of Western society and civilization.

The Definition Of Anti Semitism

Author: Kenneth L. Marcus
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199375666
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What is anti-Semitism? The Definition of Anti-Semitism is the first book-length study to explore this central question in the context of the new anti-Semitism. Previous efforts to define 'anti-Semitism' have been complicated by the disreputable origins of the term, the discredited sources of its etymology, the diverse manifestations of the concept, and the contested politics of its applications. Nevertheless the task is an important one, not only because definitional clarity is required for the term to be understood, but also because the current conceptual confusion prevents resolution of many incidents in which anti-Semitism is manifested. The Definition of Anti-Semitism explores the various ways in which anti-Semitism has historically been defined, demonstrates the weaknesses in prior efforts, and develops a new definition of anti-Semitism, especially in the context of the 'new anti-Semitism' in American higher education.

The Oxford Handbook Of The Radical Right

Author: Jens Rydgren
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190274565
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The resurgence of strong radical right-wing parties and movements constitutes one of the most significant political changes in democratic states during the past several decades, particularly in Europe. The radical right's comeback has notably attracted interest from political scientists, sociologists, and historians, although the majority of past research focuses on party and electoral politics. In contrast, The Oxford Handbook of the Radical Right not only covers existing literature, but also shows how the radical right forms movements rather than parties. Editor Jens Rydren has gathered an international cast of contributors to cover concepts and definitions; ideologies and discourses; and a range of contemporary issues such as religion, globalization, gender, and activism. Further, this volume is one of few to provide a number of cases focusing on areas outside of Europe, including Russia, the US, Australia, Israel, and Japan. By integrating various strands of scholarship on the radical right that covers different regions and different research perspectives, this Handbook provides an authoritative and state of the art overview of the topic and will set the agenda for scholarship on the radical right for years to come.

Antisemitism Before And Since The Holocaust

Author: Anthony McElligott
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331948866X
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Divided into five discrete sections, this book examines the issue of Holocaust denial, and in some cases "Holocaust inversion" in North America, Europe, and the Middle East and its relationship to the history of antisemitism before and since the Holocaust. It thus offers both a historical and contemporary perspective. This volume includes observations by leading scholars, delivering powerful, even controversial essays by scholars who are reporting from the ‘frontline.’ It offers a discussion on the relationship between Christianity and Islam, as well as the historical and contemporary issues of antisemitism in the USA, Europe, and the Middle East. This book explores how all of these issues contribute consciously or otherwise to contemporary antisemitism. The chapters of this volume do not necessarily provide a unity of argument – nor should they. Instead, they expose the plurality of positions within the academy and reflect the robust discussions that occur on the subject.

Jewish Philosophy And The Crisis Of Modernity

Author: Leo Strauss
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438421443
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Explores the impact on Jews and Judaism of the crisis of modernity, analyzing modern Jewish dilemmas and providing a prescription for their resolution.

The Yale Papers

Author: Various
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781515057796
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Between 2006 and 2011, the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP) established and sponsored the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism (YIISA), the first academic research center dedicated to the study of antisemitism based at a North American university. During its mandate, YIISA hosted a successful graduate and post-graduate fellowship program, research projects, and a high-level interdisciplinary seminar series at Yale University. The present volume - The Yale Papers: Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective - includes a selection of the papers presented in the framework of this seminar series, as well as several other working papers, conference papers, and lectures commissioned by or submitted to YIISA by eminent scholars and researchers from around the world. In addition to providing a fascinating overview and scholarly analysis of some of the many facets of historical and contemporary antisemitism around the globe, this volume stands as a solid and incontrovertible testament to the abundant - and, above all, productive - academic activity that characterized YIISA's truncated tenure at Yale University. Table of contents: Introduction, Charles Asher Small; Anti-Israel Sentiment Predicts Antisemitism in Europe, Edward H. Kaplan and Charles A. Small; The Road to an Internationally Accepted Definition of Antisemitism, Dina Porat; Hitler's Legacy: Islamic Antisemitism in the Middle East, Matthias Küntzel; Continuities, Discontinuities, and Contingencies: Anti-Alienism, Antisemitism, and Anti-Zionism in Twentieth-Century South Africa, Milton Shain; Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism: Cosmopolitan Reflections, David Hirsh; This Green and Pleasant Land: Britain and the Jews, Shalom Lappin; Never Again? When Holocaust Memory Becomes Empty Rhetoric, a Diplomatic Tool, and a Weapon against Israel, Walter Reich; Leo Strauss as a Jewish Thinker, Steven Smith; The Academic and Public Debate over the Meaning of the "New Antisemitism," Roni Stauber; Western Culture, the Holocaust, and the Persistence of Antisemitism, Catherine Chatterley; Demonizing Israel: Political and Religious Consequences among Israelis, Yossi Klein Halevi; Uncivil Society: Ideology, the Durban Strategy, and Antisemitism, Gerald Steinberg; Victims of Success: How Envious Antisemitism Foments Genocidal Intent and Undermines Moral Outrage, Peter Glick; Why Well-Intentioned Westerners Fail to Grasp the Dangers Associated with Islamic Antisemitism: Some Arguments Considered, Neil Kressel; Trauma in Disguise: The Effects of Antisemitism, Hadar Lubin; Mixed Emotional Needs of Israeli-Jews as a Potential Source of Ambivalence in their Response to the Iranian Challenge, Nurit Shnabel and John F. Dovidio; Global Antisemitism: Assault on Human Rights, Irwin Cotler; The Principles and Practice of Iran's Post-Revolutionary Foreign Policy, Brandon Friedman; Missing from the Map: Feminist Theory and the Omission of Jewish Women, Jennifer Roskies; 1948 as Jihad, Benny Morris; Jews in China: Legends, History, and New Perspectives, Pan Guang; Our World of Contradictions: Antisemitism, Anti-Tutsi-ism, and Never Again, Berthe Kayitesi; Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Diplomatic Progress in Combating Antisemitism, Michael Whine; Memetics and the Viral Spread of Antisemitism through "Coded Images" in Political Cartoons, Yaakov Kirschen; From Sayyid Qutb to Hamas: The Middle East Conflict and the Islamization of Antisemitism, Bassam Tibi; Israel, Jordan, and Palestine: One State, Two States, or Three?, Asher Susser; A "Paradise of Parasites": Hannah Arendt, Antisemitism, and the Legacies of Empire, Dorian Bell; "I Don't Know Why They Hate Us - I Don't Think We Did Anything Bad to Hurt Them," Nora Gold.

The Sons Of Pigs And Apes

Author: Neil J. Kressel
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597978116
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The frightening resurgence of antisemitism in the Muslim world

Prophet Of Decline

Author: John Farrenkopf
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807127278
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An analysis of one of the most important historical philosophers of the 20th century, this text reassesses Oswald Spengler's challenging ideas on world history, politics and modern civilization. The book addresses Spengler's ideas on democracy, capitalism, science, cities and art.

Racism In Europe

Author: Neil MacMaster
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1403940339
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The study of modern racism has tended to treat anti-Semitism and anti-black racism as separate and unconnected phenomena. This innovative study argues that a full understanding of the origins and development of racism in Europe after 1870 needs to examine the structure and interrelationships between the two dominant forms of prejudice. Contrary to expectation. anti-black racism was not confined to the colonial maritime nations of western Europe, but pepetrated even the rural societies of central and eastern Europe. Likewise, anti-Semitism could flourish even in the almost total absence of Jews. MacMaster explores the conditions under which modern political movements, faced with the crisis of modernity, began to draw upon and mobilise the negative stereotypes that, through the development of the mass media, had become almost universal features of popular culture. By weaving together the changing spatial and temporal dimensions of anti-Semitic and anti-black prejudice the study provides a fresh and more global framework for understanding modern racism.