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The Resource Anti-semitic stereotypes : a paradigm of otherness in English popular culture, 1660-1830, Frank Felsenstein

Anti-semitic stereotypes : a paradigm of otherness in English popular culture, 1660-1830, Frank Felsenstein

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Anti-semitic stereotypes : a paradigm of otherness in English popular culture, 1660-1830
Title
Anti-semitic stereotypes
Title remainder
a paradigm of otherness in English popular culture, 1660-1830
Statement of responsibility
Frank Felsenstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Jew of the eighteenth-century imagination," writes Frank Felsenstein, "threatens to overturn and confound the fabric of the social order ... He is the perpetual outsider whose unsettling presence serves to define the bounds that separate the native Englishman from the alien Other. But his alterity is not confined to his imaginative representation. In law, the Jew and the infidel are deemed (according to the famous seventeenth-century jurist Lord Coke) 'perpetui inimici, perpetual enemies ..., for between them, as with the devils, whose subjects they be, and the Christian there is a perpetual hostility, and can be no peace.'"
  • In Anti-Semitic Stereotypes Felsenstein focuses on English cultural attitudes toward Jews during what is known as the "longer" eighteenth century, from roughly 1660 through 1830. He describes the persistence through the period of certain negative biases that, in many cases, can be traced back at least to the late Middle Ages. Felsenstein finds evidence of these biases in a wide range of primary sources - chapbooks, ephemeral pamphlets, tracts, jets books, prints, folklore, proverbial expressions, and so on, as well as in the products of higher culture. With the advent of the nineteenth century, however, he sees a gradual development of more liberal attitudes in English society, "inchmeal evidence of the loosening hold upon the collective imagination of medieval beliefs concerning the Jews."
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DLC
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Felsenstein, Frank
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Johns Hopkins Jewish studies
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  • Jews in literature
  • Antisemitism in literature
  • English literature
  • Popular culture
  • Jews
  • Great Britain
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Difference (Psychology)
  • Jews in popular culture
Label
Anti-semitic stereotypes : a paradigm of otherness in English popular culture, 1660-1830, Frank Felsenstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-337) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Stereotypes -- 2. Jews and Devils -- 3. Following Readmission: Evolving Stereotypes -- 4. Wandering Jew, Vagabond Jews -- 5. Conversion -- 6. Ceremonies -- 7. "Ev'ry child hates Shylock" -- 8. The Jew Bill -- 9. Toward Emancipation
Control code
ocm30738404
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 350 p
Isbn
9780801861796
Lccn
94022411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill
Label
Anti-semitic stereotypes : a paradigm of otherness in English popular culture, 1660-1830, Frank Felsenstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Stereotypes -- 2. Jews and Devils -- 3. Following Readmission: Evolving Stereotypes -- 4. Wandering Jew, Vagabond Jews -- 5. Conversion -- 6. Ceremonies -- 7. "Ev'ry child hates Shylock" -- 8. The Jew Bill -- 9. Toward Emancipation
Control code
ocm30738404
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 350 p
Isbn
9780801861796
Lccn
94022411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill

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