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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 used to be frequently perceived as destroying cohesion and “social cohesion.” Antisemitism used to be likewise a reaction to the trendy age, supplying in its vilifications of “the Jew” an evidence of society’s deficiencies and crises.
 
Antisemitism and the structure of Sociology is a set of essays supplying a comparative research of recent 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 position of antisemitism within the old improvement of sociology via its remedy by means of prime figures within the box, comparable to Emile Durkheim, Talcott Parsons, and Theodor W. Adorno; and the discipline’s improvement within the aftermath of the Nazi Holocaust. jointly the essays supply a clean viewpoint at the background of sociology and the position that antisemitism, Jews, fascism, and the Holocaust performed in shaping smooth social theory.
 

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65. The conference itself, the research for my own contribution, and the first stages of the editing of this volume were made possible by a Simon Fellowship at the University of Manchester from 2006 to 2009. I also would like to thank the editors of Patterns of Prejudice, who invited me to edit a special issue on the subject (2010, containing earlier versions of the chapters by Bodemann, Morris-Reich, and myself in the present volume, as well as an excellent paper on antisemitism and sociology in Hungary by Kati Vörös), and Vic Seidler, with whom I first discussed this project during my fellowship at Goldsmiths College in 2004– 5.

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