Antisemitism and the Constitution of Sociology by Marcel Stoetzler

By Marcel Stoetzler

Modern antisemitism and the trendy self-discipline of sociology not just emerged within the comparable interval, but—antagonism and hostility among the 2 discourses notwithstanding—also overlapped and complemented one another. Sociology emerged in a society the place modernization was once frequently perceived as destroying cohesion and “social cohesion.” Antisemitism used to be likewise a reaction to the trendy age, delivering in its vilifications of “the Jew” a proof of society’s deficiencies and crises.
Antisemitism and the structure of Sociology is a set of essays offering a comparative research of recent antisemitism and the increase of sociology. This quantity addresses 3 key parts: the robust impact of writers of Jewish history and the emerging tide of antisemitism at the formation of sociology; the function of antisemitism within the historic improvement of sociology via its remedy through major figures within the box, similar 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 heritage of sociology and the function that antisemitism, Jews, fascism, and the Holocaust performed in shaping smooth social theory.

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