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Is Anti-Semitism Unique?: Review of Clemens Heni, Antisemitism: A Specific Phenomenon (Berlin: Edition Critic, 2013)


Kenneth L. Marcus


The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law

2013

Brandeis Brief (March 2013)

Abstract:     
Is Anti-Semitism a discrete, specific and unique phenomenon or merely a particular instance of a broader social pathology such as xenophobia or racism? This question has proven surprisingly controversial among scholars of contemporary anti-Semitism. The latest intervention in this debate has been German political scientist Clemens Heni's massive volume, Antisemitism: A Specific Phenomenon (Berlin: Edition Critic 2013). This review essay places Heni's work in a historical and theoretical perspective, explaining the context, politics and stakes involved in this debate. The essay is part of the author's broader research project on "The Definition of Anti-Semitism," which will culminate in a book-length analysis in 2014.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 8

Keywords: Anti-Semitism, antisemitism, Jewish, Clemens Heni, Judaism, exceptionality, Jewish studies, antisemitism studies

JEL Classification: J70, J71, J78

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Date posted: March 10, 2013  

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Marcus, Kenneth L., Is Anti-Semitism Unique?: Review of Clemens Heni, Antisemitism: A Specific Phenomenon (Berlin: Edition Critic, 2013) (2013). Brandeis Brief (March 2013) . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2230953

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The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law ( email )
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United States
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