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    Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution

    McGeever, Brendan Francis (2019) Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107195998.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: When the Bolsheviks came to power in 1917, they announced the overthrow of a world scarred by exploitation and domination. In the very moment of revolution, these sentiments were put to the test as antisemitic pogroms swept the former Pale of Settlement. The pogroms posed fundamental questions of the Bolshevik project, revealing the depth of antisemitism within sections of the working class, peasantry and Red Army. Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution offers the first book-length analysis of the Bolshevik response to antisemitism. Contrary to existing understandings, it reveals this campaign to have been led not by the Party leadership, as is often assumed, but by a loosely connected group of radicals who mobilized around a Jewish political subjectivity. By examining pogroms committed by the Red Army, Brendan McGeever also uncovers the explosive overlap between revolutionary politics and antisemitism, and the capacity for class to become racialized in a moment of crisis.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 20 May 2020 09:31
    Last Modified: 21 May 2020 14:14
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/31979

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