Racism in Europe, 1870-2000 / Neil MacMaster.

Author
MacMaster, Neil, 1945- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2001.
Description
viii, 248 pages ; 22 cm.

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Series
European culture and society [More in this series]
Summary note
A historical study focusing on antisemitism and anti-Black racism, noting parallels between them, such as the use of negative stereotypes. The main bearers of racism are "Whites", whose views have been affected by Social Darwinism and eugenics. Ch. 3 (pp. 86-114), "The Rise of Political Anti-Semitism", contains brief sections on various aspects of anti-Jewish racism (ideological, economic, religious, etc.), as well as antisemitism in Germany and Austria, Eastern Europe, and Britain and France until 1914. Ch. 5 (pp. 140-165), "Anti-Semitism in the Nazi Era", reports on antisemitism in Germany, Poland, Italy, France, Hungary, and the USSR between 1914-45. The conclusion (pp. 209-223) discusses the phenomenon of antisemitism in countries without Jews, and how antisemitism is often covert, with new racist movements focusing on "democratic" defense against immigrants and other "aliens". (From the Bibliography of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism).
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-241) and index.
Contents
  • Introduction: the roots of modern racism
  • The white race: degeneration and eugenics
  • Blackness without blacks
  • The rise of political anti-Semitism
  • Anti-black racism in an age of total war
  • Anti-Semitism in the Nazi era
  • Racism in the age of labour immigration, 1945-1974
  • The 'new racism' and national-populism
  • Conclusion: black and Jew.
ISBN
  • 033371119X
  • 9780333711194
  • 0333711203 ((pbk.))
  • 9780333711200 ((pbk.))
LCCN
2001019446
OCLC
46449101
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