New PDF release: Antisemitism and the Constitution of Sociology

By Marcel Stoetzler

Modern antisemitism and the trendy self-discipline of sociology not just emerged within the similar interval, but—antagonism and hostility among the 2 discourses notwithstanding—also overlapped and complemented one another. Sociology emerged in a society the place modernization was once frequently perceived as destroying harmony and “social cohesion.” Antisemitism was once likewise a reaction to the fashionable age, delivering in its vilifications of “the Jew” a proof of society’s deficiencies and crises.
Antisemitism and the structure of Sociology is a set of essays delivering a comparative research of recent antisemitism and the increase of sociology. This quantity addresses 3 key components: the robust effect of writers of Jewish historical past and the emerging tide of antisemitism at the formation of sociology; the function of antisemitism within the old improvement of sociology via its therapy through top figures within the box, reminiscent of Emile Durkheim, Talcott Parsons, and Theodor W. Adorno; and the discipline’s improvement within the aftermath of the Nazi Holocaust. jointly the essays supply a clean point of view at the background of sociology and the position that antisemitism, Jews, fascism, and the Holocaust performed in shaping sleek social theory.

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