Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity

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.

Rather than treating antisemitism merely as an historical phenomenon, the authors place it squarely in the contemporary context. As a result, this volume also provides important insights into the ideologies, processes, and developments that give rise to prejudice in the contemporary global context. This thought-provoking collection will be of interest to students and scholars of antisemitism and discrimination, as well as to scholars and readers from other fields.
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Biographical Note

Dr. Charles Asher Small is the Director of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP) in New York. He is also the Koret Distinguished Scholar at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Charles Asher Small received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, McGill University, Montreal; a M.Sc. in Urban Development Planning in Economics, Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London; and a Doctorate of Philosophy (D.Phil), St. Antony’s College, Oxford University.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction Charles Asher Small;
I. CONCEPTUAL APPROACHES
“New Europe,” Holocaust Memory, and Antisemitism David M. Seymour;
Antisemitism and Anti-Capitalism in the Current Economic Crisis Nicolas Bechter;
Equations in Contemporary Anti-Zionism: A Conceptual Analysis Shalem Coulibaly;
Antisemitic Metaphors and Latent Communication Bjoern Milbradt;
Economic and Behavioral Foundations of Prejudice Arye L. Hillman;
Antisemitism and the Victimary Era Adam Katz;
The Antisemitic Imagination Catherine Chatterly;
The Communication Latency of Antisemitic Attitudes: An Experimental Study Heiko Beyer and Ivar Krumpal;
The Definition of Antisemitism Kenneth L. Marcus;
Embracing the Nation: Jewish Assimilationist and Anti-Zionist Responses to Modernity C.R. Power and Sharon Power;
Nationalism and Antisemitism in the Postnational Constellation: Thoughts on Horkheimer, Adorno, and Habermas Karin Stoegner and Johannes Hoepoltseder;
Modern Capitalist Society, Competing Nation States, Antisemitism and Hatred of the Jewish State Robin Stoller;
II. THE INTELLECTUAL ENVIRONMENT
Fighting Antisemitism in the Feminist Community Nora Gold;
Campus Antisemitic Speech and the First Amendment Alexander Tsesis;
Marginalization and Its Discontents: American Jews in Multicultural and Identity Studies Jennifer Roskies;
NGOs and the New Antisemitism Anne Herzberg;
The Image of Israel and Israelis in the French, British, and Italian Press During the 1982 Lebanon War Marianna Scherini;
Durban Reviewed: The Transformation of Antisemitism in a Cosmopolitanizing Environment Elisabeth Kuebler and Matthias Falter;
III. GLOBAL ANTISEMITISM: PAST AND PRESENT
Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism in the “New” South Africa: Observations and Reflections Milton Shain;
The Politics of Paranoia: How—and Why—the European Radical Right Mobilizes Antisemitism, Xenophobia, and Counter-Cosmopolitanism Lars Rensmann;
Penalizing Holocaust Denial: A View from Europe Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias;
The Judeo-Masonic Enemy in Francoist Propaganda (1936-1945) Javier Domínguez Arribas;
“Artisans … for Antichrist”: Jews, Radical Catholic Traditionalists, and the Extreme Right Mark Weitzman;
Post-war Antisemitism: Germany’s Foreign Policy Toward Egypt Ulricke Becker;
Great Expectations: Antisemitism and the Politics of Free-Speech Jurisprudence Stephen M. Feldman;
A Brief History of Iberian Antisemitism Lina Gorenstein;
Antisemitism in Contemporary Poland Marek Kucia;
Anti-Jewish “Propaganda” in Brazil under Dutch Occupation Daniela Levy;
Antisemitism According to Victor Klemperer Miriam Oelsner;
Antisemitic Anti-Zionism Within the German Left—Die Linke Sebastian Voigt;
Two Thousand Years of Antisemitism: From the Canonical Laws to the Present Day Anita Waingort Novinsky;
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