The Figural Jew: Politics and Identity in Postwar French Thought

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The rootless Jew, wandering disconnected from history, homeland, and nature, was often the target of early twentieth-century nationalist rhetoric aimed against modern culture. But following World War II, a number of prominent French philosophers recast this maligned figure in positive terms, and in so doing transformed postwar conceptions of politics and identity. Sarah Hammerschlag explores this figure of the Jew from its prewar usage to its resuscitation by Jean-Paul Sartre, Emmanuel Levinas, Maurice Blanchot, and Jacques ...

The Figural Jew: Politics and Identity in Postwar French Thought 2010, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226315126

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The Figural Jew: Politics and Identity in Postwar French Thought 2010, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226315119

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