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210024 SE M10b/M9b/G10: SE SpezialisierungsSE: Current Trends in Antisemitism Research (2010W)

8.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 21 - Politikwissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 40 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 13.10. 18:00 - 19:30 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Wednesday 20.10. 18:00 - 19:30 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Wednesday 27.10. 18:00 - 19:30 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Wednesday 03.11. 18:00 - 19:30 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Wednesday 10.11. 18:00 - 19:30 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Wednesday 17.11. 18:00 - 19:30 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Wednesday 24.11. 18:00 - 19:30 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Wednesday 01.12. 18:00 - 19:30 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Wednesday 15.12. 18:00 - 19:30 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Wednesday 12.01. 18:00 - 19:30 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Wednesday 19.01. 18:00 - 19:30 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Wednesday 26.01. 18:00 - 19:30 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Following an overview of the development and state of the art of current antisemitism research, this course is set to explore various historical, socio-psychological and politico-economic explanations for the persistence and transformations of the hatred against Jews. These theoretical tools will subsequently facilitate the analysis of present-day phenomena of Jew-hatred, such as left-wing extremist antisemitism, Islamist antisemitism, philosemitism, Holocaust denial, as well as counter-measures against antisemitism. Emphasis will be placed on the thorough understanding of knowledge production and different approaches in the field of antisemitism research. Moreover, this course seeks to raise awareness regarding the divisions between moralising, politicising, normative and empirical arguments.

Assessment and permitted materials

Essential readings and discussion thereof in class
Compulsory weekly Moodle question (25 per cent of the final grade)
Submission of final paper in June 2011 (75 per cent of the final grade)
No extension of deadline
Written feedback provided by course teacher
Participants have to enrol in the respective Moodle course prior to the first session.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The core objective of this course is to help students contest conventional wisdom in antisemitism studies and to guide them through the challenges of a smaller independent research project. Course participants are encouraged to build and properly present their own evidence-based arguments instead of "hiding" behind other authors. Compulsory readings, weekly Moodle questions and brief introductory lectures by the course teacher are designed to stimulate debate. Although the essential texts are in English, reading knowledge of German is recommended.

Examination topics

Reading list

Chanes, Jerome A. 2004: Antisemitism: A Reference Handbook. Santa Barbara
Petersen, Hans-Christian and Salzborn, Samuel (Eds.) 2010: Antisemitism in Eastern Europe: History and Present in Comparison. Frankfurt
Wistrich, Robert S. 2010: A Lethal Obsession: Antisemitism from Antiquity to the Global Jihad. Random House
All essential readings will be provided on Moodle by the beginning of October 2010.

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