Hart, Mitchell Bryan

Published by Waltham, Mass. ; Brandeis University Press, 2011
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Softbound. 8vo. XXXIX, 281 pages. 24 cm. First edition. An "Anthology of writings by Jewish thinkers on Jews as a race. Jews were famously the targets of racial thinking in modern times, but they also engaged in it. Many Jews used the methods of racial science to analyze Jewish history and contemporary life. Such discourse was in part apologetic, a response to racial antisemitism; however, it also served other political and ideological needs. Focusing primarily on works written at the height of the racial hygiene and eugenics movements, this diverse anthology shows how Jewish scholars and popular writers in Europe, North America, and Palestine raised fascinating and thorny issues about the nature and history of racial discourse. Designed for class adoption, the volume contains helpful annotations and a contextual introduction by the editor. " (Publishers description) . In The Tauber Institute series for the study of European Jewry; The Brandeis library of modern Jewish thought. Subjects: Jews - Identity - History - 19th century. Jews - Identity - History - 20th century. Jews - Social conditions - 19th century. Jews - Social conditions - 20th century. Race - Social aspects. Ethnic groups. Physical anthropology. Light shelf wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Great condition. (SPEC-36-49) Holo9 (JA). Bookseller Inventory # 32137

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Publisher: Waltham, Mass. ; Brandeis University Press

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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