9th Conference European Sociological Association

RN31 Ethnic Relations, Racism and Antisemitism

2009-09-03 13:30:00 2009-09-03 15:00:00 Thursday, 3 September 13:30 - 15:00 Discursive Constructions Building II, C5.05

Anti-Semitism as a religious, social and racial phenomenon - comparative perspective

In my contribution I will focus my attention on the various forms of manifestations of the anti-Semitism in the modern Western history in the comparative perspective. I will try to analyze and describe the process of transformation of the traditional forms of anti-Semitism into the new racial form in the second half of the nineteenth century. The intellectual, social and cultural roots of this transformation in the context of the rise of eugenic movement and social darwinism will be analyzed and the reason for the successful integration and resiliance of this ideological and very aggresive "bricolage" into the modern Western political culture will be discussed.