9th Conference European Sociological Association

RN31 Ethnic Relations, Racism and Antisemitism

2009-09-03 09:00:00 2009-09-03 10:30:00 Thursday, 3 September 09:00 - 10:30 Contemporary Patterns of Racism and Antisemitism Building II, C5.09

Antisemitism, multiculturalism and European diversity: The British case

Sociologists and cultural theorists in Britain have recently engaged in a discourse that eliminates Jews as a nation, while disapora has been redefined as a heterogenous bonding of multiethnic hybridity. This paper relates these developments to the perception of Jews in the debate over the nation and nationalism, in the context of race discourse. Comparison is made with responses to European unification in Italy and Poland.