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    A retreat from Universalism: opposing and defining Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Britain, ca. 1990–2018

    Feldman, David (2023) A retreat from Universalism: opposing and defining Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Britain, ca. 1990–2018. In: Ury, S. and Miron, G. (eds.) Antisemitism and the Politics of History. The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry. Brandeis University Press, pp. 295-310. ISBN 9781684581795.

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    Abstract

    This essay highlights changes in the concept of antisemitism in the last decade of the twentieth century and in the early twenty-first century. It considers this history alongside parallel changes in how racism more broadly and Islamophobia in particular have been conceived. In doing so it suggests that these changes in the concept of antisemitism are not only an episode in Jewish history but also in the history of anti-racist movements. The core of the essay examines attempts in the present century to persuade governments and other bodies to adopt and promote particular definitions of antisemitism and Islamophobia. It asks how the concepts of antisemitism and Islamophobia changed in these years and what difference in the world these changes were intended to make.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Antisemitism, Islamophobia, anti-racism, modern Britain
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Research Centres and Institutes: The Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism
    Depositing User: David Feldman
    Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2024 16:57
    Last Modified: 10 Feb 2024 14:29
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/50730

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