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Ideology and Experience – Anti-Semitism in France at the Time of the Dreyfus Affair - Liverpool Scholarship Online
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Ideology and Experience: Anti-Semitism in France at the Time of the Dreyfus Affair

Stephen Wilson


In this analysis of racism in late nineteenth-century France, anti-Semitism is studied in its social context as an indicator and symptom of social change. The author provides a more general analysis of anti-Semitic ideology in France, and the book concludes with a study of the Jewish response to this challenge. The book focuses on antisemitism in France at the time of the Dreyfus Affair. This upsurge of antisemitism occurred in a country which had a very small Jewish community, by Central and East European standards, and the “autonomous” aspect of antisemitism, its general social function as a ... More

Keywords: racism, nineteenth-century France, anti-Semitism, social change, anti-Semitic ideology

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Print publication date: 1984 Print ISBN-13: 9780197100523
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780197100523.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Wilson, author

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Part Two The Antisemitic Movement in France at the End of the Nineteenth Century

Part Three Types of Antisemitism

Part Four Antisemitism and the Jews

Part Five Conclusion