An Unfortunate Coincidence

An Unfortunate Coincidence An Unfortunate Coincidence Examines How English Judges Discuss And Depict Jews And Jewishness In The Th And St Centuries It Is A Study Of Legal Judgments In A Range Of Areas, Tracing Continuities And Discontinuities In Representations Of Jews And Jewishness Over Time The Book Shows The Part Played By Racial And Religious Understandings In Legal Decision Making, Addressing The Place Of A Minority With A Long History In England And Within The English Cultural Imagination It Considers The Complex And Often Contradictory Approaches To Jews And Jewishness Within Judicial Discourse, Challenging Both Assumptions About Tolerance And Neutrality In English Law And Any Simple Narrative Of Antisemitism While Its Focus Is On The Distinctive Character Of The English Context, The Book Has Resonance For Thinking Generally About Racial And Religious Representations In Law

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  • Hardcover
  • 220 pages
  • An Unfortunate Coincidence
  • Didi Herman
  • English
  • 08 February 2019
  • 9780199229765

7 thoughts on “An Unfortunate Coincidence

  1. says:

    Okay, it never occurred to me that the Jews can be the part that is being known, represented, objectified as object of knowledge vis a vis the knower in an Orientalist discourse Obviously I need much background knowledge about the place of the Jewish theological thoughts and communities in the religiously endowed history of England in order to understand the arguments properly But basically Herman looks at the judicial cases in the early 20th century England, and examines how the British judges who are versed in Christianity and largely insensitive to Judaism develops a set of discourses and knowledge representing and fixating Jewishness in order to facilitate their own legal work Herman argues these judges are practicing a sort of Orientalism by asserting Englishness , or seeing through a Christian inflected category of religion or race in dealing with Jewish involved cases.

  2. says:

    Read this book for work for an article that I am writing on the JFS case.

  3. says:

    Remarkable.

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