Volume 7, Issue 2 (2009) Historicizing Anti-Semitism
Proceedings of the International Conference on the Post-September 11th New Ethnic/Racial Configurations in Europe and the United States: The Case of Anti-Semitism Maison des Science de l'Home (MSH) Paris, June 29-30, 2007.
The cultivation of the sociological imagination, the pursuit of what the sociology of self-knowledge also seeks in a different way and language, of reflexive understanding of one's (personal and people's) troubles in light of world-historical public issues, is not just a scholarly preference and slogan. Their pursuit can be liberating or their lack deadly. They go to the heart of what may prevent more holocausts subtly brewing amid the lands and peoples we occupy, the ghettos we engineer, the separation walls we build, and the presumably "legal" phosphorous bombs we dump on the innocent civilians we force into ever larger, desperately fragmented, concentration camps and slow-moving "trains" to the neverland. And history is a witness, if only we can learn the right lessons so as not to repeat it amid its manifold, slippery, world-historical typologies germinating anew in our here-and-now everyday lives.
Global Anti-Semitism in World-Historical Perspective: An Introduction
Lewis R. Gordon, Ramón Grosfoguel, and Eric Mielants
Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia: The Formation of a Secret
Ivan Davidson Kalmar
Perpetual Fear': Repetition and Fantasy in The Plot against America by Philip Roth
- Issue Co-Editors
- Lewis R. Gordon, Temple University
- Ramón Grosfoguel, University of California Berkeley
- Eric Mielants, Fairfield University
- Journal Editor
- Mohammad H. Tamdgidi, University of Massachusetts Boston