Threats to modernity, threats of modernity : racism and antisemitism through the lens of literature
Achinger, Christine. (2012) Threats to modernity, threats of modernity : racism and antisemitism through the lens of literature. European Societies, Vol.14 (No.2). pp. 240-258. ISSN 1461-6696Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14616696.2012.676449
This paper illustrates how the study of literature can inform sociological research on racism and antisemitism by sharpening our perception of the commonalities and differences between the respective stereotypes and of their functions for the construction of collective self-identities. Drawing on the case study of Gustav Freytag's best-selling novel Soll und Haben (Debit and Credit, 1855), the paper argues that antisemitism and racism frequently represent complementary reactions to the experience of capitalist modernisation.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > German Studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||European Societies|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Date:||16 May 2012|
|Page Range:||pp. 240-258|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Description:||Special Issue: Antisemitism, Racism, and Islamophobia, edited by Christine Achinger and Robert Fine.|
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