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>From:         "Achinger, Christine" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: FW: CFP Antisemitism/Sociology 
>Manchester Oct/Nov '08; please forward/circulate 
>widely!
>
>CFP: Antisemitism and the Emergence of 
>Sociological Theory, Manchester, UK, 31 
>October-2 November, 2008
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>Modern antisemitism and modern sociological 
>theory not only emerged in the same period but, 
>as much as these discourses might have been 
>antagonistic or even hostile to each other, they 
>also overlapped and complemented each other. 
>Both responded to the same set of causes: the 
>limits and crises of modern society, especially 
>the capitalist mode of production, and the 
>desire, or urgency, to limit what their 
>proponents saw as the negative impacts of 
>modernity. Furthermore, many of those who 
>formulated the classic contributions to both 
>discourses shared a general intellectual 
>background in nationalist liberalism. The 
>conference is designed to explore this 
>constellation.
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>Contributions are encouraged that do at least one of the following:
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>         discuss comments by sociologists (or 
>those who helped, especially in the last third 
>of the nineteenth century, constitute the 
>discipline) on antisemitism and 'the Jewish 
>Question';
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>         explore the antisemites' opinions on 
>sociology, such as the notion of its supposed 
>'Jewishness';
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>         examine and compare what antisemites 
>on the one hand, sociologists on the other, had 
>to say about those subjects that were central to 
>the thinking of either group, including money, 
>usury, modernity, labour, individualism, 
>community, society, social reform, socialism, 
>state, culture, religion, the spirit of 
>capitalism, and capitalist development;
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>         investigate the extent to which 
>classical sociology was either influenced by 
>antisemitic ideas or was constructed in 
>opposition to antisemitic ideas.
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>Comparative approaches with respect to persons, 
>texts and national contexts are particularly 
>encouraged.
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>The conference will take place at the University 
>of Manchester, UK, on the weekend 31 October-2 
>November, 2008. Also those who anticipate they 
>will not be able to attend but would like to 
>contribute to subsequent publications (a 
>relevant scholarly journal and/or an edited 
>volume) are encouraged to get in touch. Keynote 
>speakers to date will include Detlev Claussen 
>(Hannover) and Robert Fine (Warwick). Deadline 
>for paper proposals (up to 500 words plus short 
>CV) is 9 March, 2008, to be submitted to 
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>The conference will be hosted by the Centre for 
>Jewish Studies and the Centre for 
>Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts, The 
>University of Manchester.
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>We are grateful for wide circulation of this CFP.
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>

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