Resurgent Antisemitism

Resurgent Antisemitism

Global Perspectives
Alvin Rosenfeld
Distribution: World
Publication date: 06/19/2013
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-253-00878-7
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Finalist, 2013 National Jewish Book Awards, Anthologies and Collections category

Dating back millennia, antisemitism has been called "the longest hatred." Thought to be vanquished after the horrors of the Holocaust, in recent decades it has once again become a disturbing presence in many parts of the world. Resurgent Antisemitism presents original research that elucidates the social, intellectual, and ideological roots of the "new" antisemitism and the place it has come to occupy in the public sphere. By exploring the sources, goals, and consequences of today's antisemitism and its relationship to the past, the book contributes to an understanding of this phenomenon that may help diminish its appeal and mitigate its more harmful effects.

Author Bio

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 author of A Double Dying: Reflections on Holocaust Literature, Imagining Hitler, and The End of the Holocaust, all published by IU Press.


“Extremely interesting, timely, well researched, and well argued . . . the book makes a major contribution to our understanding of a very important and deeply troubling issue.”
 — Maurice Samuels, Yale University

“Indispensable to our understanding of contemporary antisemitism and how these new variations are informed and empowered by classical themes . . . a key text that helps to frame the intellectual debates now developing in the new field of Antisemitism Studies.”
 — Catherine D. Chatterley, author of Disenchantment: George Steiner and the Meaning of Western Culture after Auschwitz

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Table of Contents

Introduction Alvin H. Rosenfeld
1 Anti-Zionism, Anti-Semitism, and the Rhetorical Manipulation of Reality Bernard Harrison
2 Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism as a Moral Question Elhanan Yakira
3 Manisfestations of Antisemitism in British Cultural and Intellectual Life Paul Bogdanor
4 Between Old and New Antisemitism: The Image of Jews in Present-day Spain Alejandro Baer
5 Antisemitism Redux: On Literary and Theoretical Perversions Bruno Chaouat
6 Anti-Zionism and the Resurgence of Antisemitism in Norway Eirik Eiglad
7 Antisemitism Redivivus: The Rising Ghosts of a Calamitous Inheritance in Hungary and Romania Szilvia Peremiczky
8 Comparative and Competitive Victimization in the Post-Communist Sphere Zvi Gitelman
9 The Catholic Church, Radio Maryja, and the Question of Antisemitism in Poland Anna Sommer Schneider
10 Antisemitism among Young European Muslims Gunther Jikeli
11 The Banalisation of Hate: Antisemitism in Contemporary Turkey Rifat Bali
12 Antisemitism’s Permutations in the Islamic Republic of Iran Jamsheed Choksy
13 The Israeli Scene – Political Criticism and the Politics of Anti-Zionism Ilan Avisar
14 The Roots of Antisemitism in the Middle East: New Debates Matthias Küntzel
15 Anti-Zionist Connections: Communism, Radical Islam, and the Left Robert Wistrich
16 Present-day Antisemitism and the Centrality of the Jewish Alibi Emanuele Ottolenghi
17 Holocaust Denial and the Image of the Jew or: "They Boycott Auschwitz as an Israeli Product" Dina Porat
18 Identity Politics, the Pursuit of Social Justice, and the Rise of Campus Antisemitism: A Case Study Tammi Rossman-Benjamin
19 The End of the Holocaust and the Beginnings of a New Antisemitism Alvin Rosenfeld
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