Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism

The Dynamics of Delegitimization

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Editor(s): 
Alvin H. Rosenfeld
Studies in Antisemitism
  • Bloomington, IN: 
    Indiana University Press
    , January
     2019.
     432 pages.
     $45.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780253040022.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

How and why have anti-Zionism and antisemitism become so radical and widespread? This timely and important volume argues convincingly that today’s inflamed rhetoric exceeds the boundaries of legitimate criticism of the policies and actions of the state of Israel and conflates anti-Zionism with antisemitism. The contributors give the dynamics of this process full theoretical, political, legal, and educational treatment and demonstrate how these forces operate in formal and informal political spheres as well as domestic and transnational spaces. They offer significant historical and global perspectives of the problem, including how Holocaust memory and meaning have been reconfigured and how a singular and distinct project of delegitimization of the Jewish state and its people has solidified. This intensive but extraordinarily rich contribution to the study of antisemitism stands out for its comprehensive overview of an issue that is very much in the public eye.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Alvin H. Rosenfeld holds the Irving M. Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies and is Professor of English and Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism at Indiana University Bloomington. He is editor of Deciphering the New Antisemitism and Resurgent Antisemitism: Global Perspectives and author of The End of the Holocaust.

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