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Palgrave Critical Studies of Antisemitism and Racism

Ideas of 'Race' in the History of the Humanities

Editors: Morris-Reich, Amos, Rupnow, Dirk (Eds.)

  • Reveals the role of the humanities in the history of the concept of 'race'Brings together some of the most prominent historians in the subject area
  • Provides a multidisciplinary perspective with contributors from a range of disciplines and nationalities
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This volume is concerned with the hitherto neglected role of the humanities in the histories of the idea of race. Its aim is to begin to fill in this significant lacuna. If, in the decades following World War II and the Holocaust – years that witnessed European decolonization and the African-American civil rights movement – the concept of ‘race’ slowly but surely lost its legitimacy as a cultural, political and scientific category, for much of the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century concepts of race enjoyed widespread currency in numerous fields of knowledge such as the history of art, history, musicology, or philosophy. Bringing together some of the most distinguished scholars in their respective fields, this is the first collective attempt to address the history of notions of race in the humanities as a whole.

About the authors

Amos Morris-Reich is Professor in the Department of Jewish History and Thought and Director of Bucerius Institute for the Research of Contemporary German History and Society at the University of Haifa, Israel. Past publications include The Quest for Jewish Assimilation in Modern Social Science (2008) and Race and Photography: Racial Photography as Scientific Evidence, 1876-1980 (2016).
Dirk Rupnow is Professor at, and Head of, the Institute for Contemporary History at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Previous publications include Judenforschung im Dritten Reich: Wissenschaft zwischen Politik, Propaganda und Ideologie (2011) and Vernichten und Erinnern: Spuren nationalsozialistischer Gedächtnispolitik (2005) and co-edited (with I. Roebling-Grau) ‘Holocaust’-Fiktion: Kunst jenseits der Authentizität (2015) and (together with V. Lipphardt, J. Thiel and C. Wessely) Pseudowissenschaft. Konzeptionen von Nichtwissenschaftlichkeit in der Wissenschaftsgeschichte (2008).

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Morris-Reich, Amos (et al.)

    Pages 1-31

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  • Were Early Modern Europeans Racist?1

    Rubiés, Joan-Pau

    Pages 33-87

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  • Formal Analysis: Art and Anthropology

    Olin, Margaret

    Pages 89-111

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  • Max Grunwald and the Formation of Jewish Folkloristics: Another Perspective on Race in German-Speaking Volkskunde

    Schrire, Dani

    Pages 113-138

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  • Racism and Anti-Semitism in the German Political Economy: The Example of Carl Schmitt’s 1936 Berlin Conference “Jewry in Jurisprudence”

    Berg, Nicolas

    Pages 139-157

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eBook 84,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ideas of 'Race' in the History of the Humanities
Editors
  • Amos Morris-Reich
  • Dirk Rupnow
Series Title
Palgrave Critical Studies of Antisemitism and Racism
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49953-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49953-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49952-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 337
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations
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