Semites: Race, Religion, Literature

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Stanford University Press, 2008 - 139 עמודים
This collection of essays explores the now mostly extinct notion of Semites. Invented in the nineteenth century and essential to the making of modern conceptions of religion and race, the strange unity of Jew and Arab under one term, Semite (the opposing term was Aryan ), and the circumstances that brought about its disappearance constitute the subject of this volume. With a focus on the history of disciplines (including religious studies and Jewish studies), as well as on lingering political, theological, and cultural effects (secularism, anti-Semitism, Israel/Palestine), Semites: Race, Religion, and Literature turns to the literary imagination as the site of a fragile and tenuous alternative, the promise of something like a Semitic perspective.

 

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The Semitic Hypothesis Religions Last Word
13
Secularism
39
Literary History and Hebrew Modernity
67
Eber vaArab The Arab Literature of the Jews
84
Notes
102
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Gil Anidjar is Associate Professor in the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University. He is the author of "Our Place in Al-Andalus": Kabbalah, Philosophy, Literature in Arab Jewish Letters (Stanford, 2002) and the editor of Jacques Derrida's Acts of Religion (2002).

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