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The Civil Sphere$
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Jeffrey C. Alexander

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195162509

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162509.001.0001

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The Jewish Question

The Jewish Question

Anti-Semitism and the Failure of Assimilation

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(p.459) Chapter 18 The Jewish Question
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The Civil Sphere
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Jeffrey C. Alexander

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162509.003.0035

This chapter examines the extraordinary difficulties encountered by the project to incorporate Jewish out-groups into Western civil societies. The discussion covers Jews and the dilemmas of assimilative incorporation; anti-Semitic arguments for Jewish incorporation; initial Jewish arguments for self-change; religious and secular modes of Jewish adaptation to the dilemmas of assimilation; new forms of symbolic reflection and social response in the fin de siècle; and the crisis of anti-Semitic assimilation in the interwar period.

Keywords:   Jews, Jewish incorporation, self-change, assimilative incorporation, anti-Semitic assimilation

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