Islamophobie und Antisemitismus – ein umstrittener Vergleich
[Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism – a Contentious Comparison]
Ed. by Botsch, Gideon / Glöckner, Olaf / Kopke, Christoph / Spieker, Michael
- First volume of the new series “European-Jewish Studies – CONTROVERSIES”
- To date, the discussion on the comparability of Islamophobia and anti-Semitism has chiefly been conducted in the features section of newspapers. This volume is the first to extensively contextualize the debate in a scientific manner.
Aims and Scope
Are cartoons of Mohammed today's anti-Semitic postcards? Are the protests against the construction of mosques in German towns comparable with the cries of "Jews out!" during the German Empire? Following a heated public debate, comparisons between present hostility to Islam and traditional forms of anti-Semitism are also occupying political scientists, religious scholars and contemporary historians. Certainly in the future there will also be a need for a comparative analysis of the mechanisms of the stigmatisation and ostracism of minorities. This volume deals with the backgrounds to old-new hostile stereotypes of Jews and Muslims in Germany, and presents the views of media experts and members of both minorities.