Reflections On Anti-Semitism

Politics, Sociology

R P Clair, “Zombie Seed and the Butterfly Blues: A Case of Social Justice”
Reflections On Anti-Semitism by Alain Badiou, Eric Hazan, Ivan Segre
Chinatowns around the World: Gilded Ghetto, Ethnopolis, and Cultural Diaspora by Bernard P Wong and Tan Chee-Beng
Das NS-Regime und die Auslöschung des Judentums in Europa by Hans Mommsen
Adam Ferguson in the Scottish Enlightenment: The Roman Past and Europe’s Future by Iain McDaniel

R P Clair, “Zombie Seed and the Butterfly Blues: A Case of Social Justice”

2013 | ISBN-10: 9462093067, 9462093075 | 398 pages | PDF | 1,8 MB

Professor Delta Quinn teams with investigative reporter Caleb Barthes to unravel the mystery of the zombie seed, the genetically-modified follow-up to the “terminator seed.” This fact-based fiction is an academic novel that relies on fast-paced action as well as theoretical insights. Using the cultural icon of the zombie to address work alienation and contemporary apathy is perfect for the purposes of having the reader examine corporate greed in a global world. The cast of characters brings this global aspect to life. In the backdrop of the novel, a history of the zombie unfolds-a history of the violence that Haiti and African diaspora have suffered. Yet, it is Delta’s research into narratives of partner abuse that lead her to grapple with her own tragic past and take brave steps toward ending the abuse of others. This social justice book is based on award-winning research in rhetorical ethnography and is being assigned for courses in rhetoric, ethnography, narrative, organizational communication, and diversity, but would fit with others (e.g., ethics, interpersonal, public relations, journalism, sociology, philosophy) where examining the individual’s role in the life-world is not only promoted but expected. If the novel doesn’t do it, then the facts found at the end of the book should “wake up” any remaining zombies. Robin Patric Clair is a Full Professor, Diversity Fellow and a Fellow to the Center of Creative Endeavors at Purdue University. She has won research awards in rhetoric, narrative, ethnography and organizational communication, including two ‘Outstanding Book of the Year’ awards, two ‘Best Research Article of the Year’ awards, the ‘Golden Anniversary Award’ and multiple ‘Top Paper’ Awards for her research.

Reflections On Anti-Semitism by Alain Badiou, Eric Hazan, Ivan Segre

Language: English | 2013 | ISBN: 1781681155 | 288 pages | EPUB + MOBI | (1,95 + 0,62) MB

Since the inception of the ‘War on Terror’, Israel has become increasingly important to Western imperial strategy and ever more aggressive in its policies towards the Palestinians. A key ideological weapon in this development is the cynical and unjustified accusation of ‘anti-Semitism’ to silence protest and dissent.
For historical reasons, this tactic has been deployed most forcefully in France, and in the first of the two essays in this book French writers Alain Badiou and Eric Hazan demolish the ‘anti-Semitism is everywhere’ claim used to bludgeon critics of the Israeli state and those who stand
in solidarity with the banlieue youth. In ‘The Philo-Semitic Reaction’, Ivan Segré undertakes a
meticulous deconstruction of a rampant reactionary trend that identifies Jewish interests with the ‘democratic’ West. Segré’s aim is to uphold a universalist position and to defend Jewish tradition from Zionist ideological distortion.

Chinatowns around the World: Gilded Ghetto, Ethnopolis, and Cultural Diaspora by Bernard P Wong and Tan Chee-Beng

English | 2013 | ISBN: 9004250077 | ISBN-13: 9789004250079 | 318 pages | PDF | 9,5 MB

The authors of “Chinatowns around the World: Gilded Ghetto, Ethnopolis, and Cultural Diaspora” seek to expose the social reality of Chinatowns with empirical data while examining the changing nature and functions of Chinatowns in different countries around the world.

Das NS-Regime und die Auslöschung des Judentums in Europa by Hans Mommsen

Language: German | 2014 | ISBN: 3835313959 | 235 pages | EPUB + MOBI | (0,42 + 0,57) MB

Hans Mommsen schildert die einzelnen Bausteine und Etappen, die zur Kulmination der nationalsozialistischen Verbrechen geführt haben.Hans Mommsen, einer der bedeutendsten Zeithistoriker der Bundesrepublik, liefert eine kompakte Gesamtinterpretation der komplexen Geschehnisse, die zur Entfesselung des Holocaust geführt haben. Dafür skizziert er zunächst die Judenfeindschaft in der Weimarer Republik sowie die Rolle des Antisemitismus beim Aufstieg der NSDAP. Er schildert, wie das NS-Regime die Verfolgung der Juden radikalisierte, bis hin zu ihrer vollständigen Entrechtung. Und er fragt, warum und unter welchen Bedingungen die einzelnen Stufen von der Ausgrenzung der Juden aus der deutschen Gesellschaft bis hin zu ihrer Vernichtung vollzogen wurden.Für diese Ausgabe hat Hans Mommsen den Band “Auschwitz, 17. Juli 1942” (2002) erweitert und auf den neuesten Forschungsstand gebracht. So wird ein Grundlagenwerk zur deutschen Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts wieder zugänglich.

Adam Ferguson in the Scottish Enlightenment: The Roman Past and Europe’s Future by Iain McDaniel

Language: English | 2013 | ISBN: 0674072960 | 288 pages | PDF | 1,52 MB

Although overshadowed by his contemporaries Adam Smith and David Hume, the Scottish philosopher Adam Ferguson strongly influenced eighteenth-century currents of political thought.
A major reassessment of this neglected figure, Adam Ferguson in the Scottish Enlightenment: The Roman Past and Europe’s Future sheds new light on Ferguson as a serious critic, rather than an advocate, of the Enlightenment belief in liberal progress. Unlike the philosophes who looked upon Europe’s growing prosperity and saw confirmation of a utopian future, Ferguson saw something else: a reminder of Rome’s lesson that egalitarian democracy could become a self-undermining path to dictatorship.
Ferguson viewed the intrinsic power struggle between civil and military authorities as the central dilemma of modern constitutional governments. He believed that the key to understanding the forces that propel nations toward tyranny lay in analysis of ancient Roman history. It was the alliance between popular and militaristic factions within the Roman republic, Ferguson believed, which ultimately precipitated its downfall. Democratic forces, intended as a means of liberation from tyranny, could all too easily become the engine of political oppression—a fear that proved prescient when the French Revolution spawned the expansionist wars of Napoleon.
As Iain McDaniel makes clear, Ferguson’s skepticism about the ability of constitutional states to weather pervasive conditions of warfare and emergency has particular relevance for twenty-first-century geopolitics. This revelatory study will resonate with debates over the troubling tendency of powerful democracies to curtail civil liberties and pursue imperial ambitions.

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