By Marcel Stoetzler

Modern antisemitism and the fashionable self-discipline of sociology not just emerged within the related interval, but—antagonism and hostility among the 2 discourses notwithstanding—also overlapped and complemented one another. Sociology emerged in a society the place modernization was once frequently perceived as destroying cohesion and “social cohesion.” Antisemitism was once likewise a reaction to the trendy age, delivering in its vilifications of “the Jew” a proof of society’s deficiencies and crises.
Antisemitism and the structure of Sociology is a set of essays offering a comparative research of contemporary antisemitism and the increase of sociology. This quantity addresses 3 key parts: the robust effect of writers of Jewish heritage and the emerging tide of antisemitism at the formation of sociology; the function of antisemitism within the old improvement of sociology via its therapy by way of major figures within the box, corresponding to Emile Durkheim, Talcott Parsons, and Theodor W. Adorno; and the discipline’s improvement within the aftermath of the Nazi Holocaust. jointly the essays offer a clean point of view at the historical past of sociology and the position that antisemitism, Jews, fascism, and the Holocaust performed in shaping sleek social theory.

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