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The Resource Jean-Paul Sartre and the Jewish question : anti-antisemitism and the politics of the French intellectual, Jonathan Judaken

Jean-Paul Sartre and the Jewish question : anti-antisemitism and the politics of the French intellectual, Jonathan Judaken

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Jean-Paul Sartre and the Jewish question : anti-antisemitism and the politics of the French intellectual
Title
Jean-Paul Sartre and the Jewish question
Title remainder
anti-antisemitism and the politics of the French intellectual
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Jonathan Judaken
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Language
eng
Summary
?All serious readers of Sartre's Anti-Semite and Jew should read Jonathan Judaken's Jean-Paul Sartre and the Jewish Question in order to understand its place in Sartre's oeuvre. Judaken has taken our understanding of this important text to a new level."?Robert Bernasconi, author of How to Read Sartre ?Jonathan Judaken's book takes commentary on Sartre to a new level and simultaneously provides a thought-provoking example of what the author terms ?the cultural history of ideas,? that is, a study of thought that both attends to its conceptual complexity and situates it within a larger sociocultural and political matrix. It also offers the first investigation of Sartre that systematically takes as its guide the pivotal importance of his influential reflections on the Jewish Question.??Dominick LaCapra, Bowmar Professor of Humanistic Studies, Cornell University Jean-Paul Sartre and the Jewish Question examines the image of ?the Jew? in Sartre?s work to rethink not only his oeuvre but also the role of the intellectual in France and the politics and ethics of existentialism. It explores more broadly how French identity is defined through the abstraction and allegorization of ?the Jew? and examines the role anti-antisemitic intellectuals play in this process. Jonathan Judaken reconsiders the origins of the intellectual in France in the context of the Dreyfus affair and Sartre?s interventions in the parallel Franco-French conflicts in the 1930s and during the Vichy regime. He considers what it was possible to say on behalf of Jews and Judaism during the German occupation, Sartre?s contribution after the war to the Vichy syndrome, his positions on the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the ways Sartre?s reflections on the Jewish Question served as a template for his shift toward Marxism, his resistance to colonialism, and for the defining of debates about Jews and Judaism in postwar France by both Jewish and non-Jewish intellectuals. Judaken analyzes the texts that Sartre devoted to these issues and argues that ?the Jew? constituted a foil Sartre consistently referenced in reflecting on politics in general and on the role of the intellectual in particular
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1968-
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Judaken, Jonathan
Dewey number
305.892/4044
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
DS145.S273
LC item number
J83 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Texts and contexts
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  • Jews
  • Sartre, Jean-Paul
  • Sartre, Jean-Paul
Label
Jean-Paul Sartre and the Jewish question : anti-antisemitism and the politics of the French intellectual, Jonathan Judaken
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [291]-368) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : French intellectuals and the Jewish question -- The mirror image and the politics of writing : Sartre's early reflections on the Jewish question -- Sartre's useless passion : writing under the German occupation -- Sartre's postwar témoignage: résistancialisme and the double strategy of forgetting -- Bearing witness to the victims of history : Sartre's Réflexions sur la question juive -- Sartre's passion : engagement and the project of universal emancipation -- On ambivalent commitments : Sartre, Israel, and the politics of the intellectual -- Sartre's final reflections : intellectual politics and the Jewish question -- The eternal return of Sartre : reading Réflexions sur la question juive in postwar France
Control code
70265559
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 390 pages
Isbn
9780803226128
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006021996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780803226128
System control number
(OCoLC)70265559
Label
Jean-Paul Sartre and the Jewish question : anti-antisemitism and the politics of the French intellectual, Jonathan Judaken
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [291]-368) 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
Introduction : French intellectuals and the Jewish question -- The mirror image and the politics of writing : Sartre's early reflections on the Jewish question -- Sartre's useless passion : writing under the German occupation -- Sartre's postwar témoignage: résistancialisme and the double strategy of forgetting -- Bearing witness to the victims of history : Sartre's Réflexions sur la question juive -- Sartre's passion : engagement and the project of universal emancipation -- On ambivalent commitments : Sartre, Israel, and the politics of the intellectual -- Sartre's final reflections : intellectual politics and the Jewish question -- The eternal return of Sartre : reading Réflexions sur la question juive in postwar France
Control code
70265559
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 390 pages
Isbn
9780803226128
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006021996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780803226128
System control number
(OCoLC)70265559

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