How Antisemites Appropriate Progressive Social Movements

Featuring Dr. Corinne E. Blackmer, Professor of English and Judaic Studies, Southern Connecticut State University, United States

Although antisemites have made effective use of intersectionality theory to appropriate progressive social movements, this course will explore, in addition to intersectionality, other significant rhetorical weapons they employ—including sloganeering, intimidation, name-calling, simplifications, assemblages theory, and pseudo-intellectual obscurantist prose.  This course will canvass these strategies, propose methods for countering them, and consider how antisemites have made successive waves of social movements (i.e., disability, women’s, LGBTQ) antisemitic through appropriation and corralling in Israel into areas of study and advocacy with which it, as a nation, has little in common.

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Populism and Fascism: New Wine in Old Bottles?

Featuring instructor Max Horder, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Princeton University, Princeton, US; this course examines the place of antisemitism in contemporary political ideologies across the world.

The course will focus on populism: What was once relatively peripheral to Western democracies has now become a mainstream issue, especially since 2016. But is it really, as many people claim, a new expression of ‘fascism’? The lectures will look at this problem through an in-depth analysis of what connections may exist between the two in order to answer this question.

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