Semites: Race, Religion, Literature

Semites Race Religion Literature 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

  • Title: Semites: Race, Religion, Literature
  • Author: Gil Anidjar
  • ISBN: 9780804756952
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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.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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    1. Secularism is Orientalism, and religion is race--read this book and you'll be convinced, unless you are a good Secular citizen, a true believer in your democratic right to burn your witch-neighbor, a neighborhood watch member, a lover of bombs, or an Aryanist. The second chapter is a fascinating commentary on Said--a critic of secular criticism (that does not mean a defense of religious criticism). The first chapter is an account of the Semitic hypothesis whereby Aryans become secular by imagini [...]

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