Deciphering the New Antisemitism

Deciphering the New Antisemitism

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Deciphering the New Antisemitism addresses the increasing prevalence of antisemitism on a global scale. Antisemitism takes on various forms in all parts of the world, and the essays in this wide-ranging volume deal with many of them: European antisemitism, antisemitism and Islamophobia, antisemitism and anti-Zionism, and efforts to demonize and delegitimize Israel. Contributors are an international group of scholars who clarify the cultural, intellectual, political, and religious conditions that give rise to antisemitic words and deeds. These landmark essays are noteworthy for their timeliness and ability to grapple effectively with the serious issues at more

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  • Hardback | 584 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 38.1mm | 921g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 2 tables
  • 025301865X
  • 9780253018656
  • 1,315,097

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"This volume, rich in information, is not for the casual reader, but is recommended as a valuable compilation of research and analysis that will help concerned readers track the evolution of anti-Semitism and determine which trends are most worrisome." -Publishers Weekly "A very important book on a very, very frightening development that was barely to be imagined as recently as a few years ago." -Edward Alexander, author of The Holocaust and the War of Ideas "Some are stunningly perceptive, some explore new dimensions, and while not all offer lapidary prose (they are written by academics, after all), each offers new insights about the thoughts and activities of current anti-Semites and the evil they purvey. A source book that will be of special value to those who see and are concerned about the new anti-Semitism." -Kirkus Reviews "Seventy years ago, after Nazi Germany systematically murdered six million of Europe's Jews before it lost World War II, antisemitism seemed exhausted. In Europe, calls for 'Jews to the gas' and 'Hitler didn't finish the job' have become common, as have violent attacks against Jews. The world's oldest hatred is once again rearing its ugly head, and that head is roaring." -Walter Reich, George Washington Universityshow more

About Alvin H. Rosenfeld

Alvin H. Rosenfeld holds the Irving M. Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies and is Professor of English and Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism at Indiana University Bloomington. He is editor of Resurgent Antisemitism: Global Perspectives (IUP) and author of The End of the Holocaust (IUP).show more

Table of contents

Introduction Alvin H. RosenfeldPart I. Defining and Assessing Antisemitism1. Antisemitism and Islamophobia: The Inversion of the Debt Pascal Bruckner2. The Ideology of the New Antisemitism Kenneth L. Marcus3. A Framework for Assessing Antisemitism: Three Case Studies (Dieudonne, Erdoan, and Hamas) Gunther Jikeli4. Virtuous Antisemitism Elhanan YakiraPart II. Intellectual and Ideological Contexts5. Historicizing the Transhistorical: Apostasy and the Dialectic of Jew-Hatred Doron Ben-Atar6. Literary Theory and the Delegitimization of Israel Jean Axelrad Cahan7. Good News from France: There Is No New Antisemitism Bruno Chaouat8. Anti-Zionism and the Anarchist Tradition Eirik Eiglad9. Antisemitism and the Radical Catholic Traditionalist Movement Mark WeitzmanPart III. Holocaust Denial, Evasion, Minimization10. The Uniqueness Debate Revisited Bernard Harrison11. Denial, Evasion, and Anti-Historical Antisemitism: The Continuing Assault on MemoryDavid Patterson12. Generational Changes in the Holocaust Denial Movement in the United States Aryeh TuchmanPart IV. Regional Manifestations13. From Occupation to Occupy: Antisemitism and the Contemporary Left in the United StatesSina Arnold14. The EU's Responses to Contemporary Antisemitism: A Shell Game R. Amy Elman15. Anti-Israeli Boycotts: European and International Human Rights Law Perspectives Aleksandra Gliszczynska-Grabias16. Delegitimizing Israel in Germany and Austria: Past Politics, the Iranian Threat, and Post-national Anti-Zionism Stephan Grigat17. Antisemitism and Antiurbanism, Past and Present: Empirical and Theoretical Approaches Bodo Kahmann18. Tehran's Efforts to Mobilize Antisemitism: The Global Impact Matthias Kuntzel List of ContributorsIndexshow more

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