The Definition of Anti-Semitism

Hardcover | September 15, 2015

byKenneth L. Marcus

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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 ofits 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 resolutionof 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.

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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 ofits etymology, the diverse manifestations of ...

Kenneth L. Marcus is former Staff Director of the United States Commission on Civil Rights; former Lllie and Nathan Ackerman Chair in Equality and Justice in America, Baruch College School of Public Affairs. He is currently President and General Counsel of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and author of Jewish Id...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 9.21 × 6.42 × 0.98 inPublished:September 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsIntroduction1. Attitude, Behavior, and Ideology2. Race and Religion3. Time and Eternity4. Universality and Particularity5. Jewish Identity and the Figural Jew6. Anti-Zionism and Anti-SemitismNotesIndex