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The figural Jew politics and identity in postwar French thought

Sarah. Hammerschlag


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  • Title:
    The figural Jew politics and identity in postwar French thought
  • Author: Sarah. Hammerschlag
  • Description: Introduction -- Roots, rootlessness, and fin de siècle France -- Stranger and self: Sartre's Jew -- Anti-Semite and Jew -- Dialectical history, unhappy consciousness, and the Messiah -- The ethics of uprootedness: Emmanuel Levinas's postwar project -- Literary unrest: Maurice Blanchot's rewriting of Levinas --"The Last of the Jews": Jacques Derrida and the case of the figure -- The cut -- The exemplar -- Conclusion.
    The rootless Jew, wandering disconnected from history, homeland, and nature, was often the target of early twentieth-century nationalist rhetoric aimed against modern culture. But following World War II, a number of prominent French philosophers recast this maligned figure in positive terms, and in so doing transformed postwar conceptions of politics and identity. Sarah Hammerschlag explores this figure of the Jew from its prewar usage to its resuscitation by Jean-Paul Sartre, Emmanuel Levinas, Maurice Blanchot, and Jacques Derrida. Sartre and Levinas idealized th
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (310 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-226-31513-4;ISBN 9786612584787;ISBN 1-282-58478-2
  • Subjects: Blanchot, Maurice; Derrida, Jacques; Lévinas, Emmanuel; Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980; Jewish philosophy -- France -- 20th century; Philosophy, French -- 20th century; Jews -- Identity; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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