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Inside the Antisemitic Mind
The Language of Jew-Hatred in Contemporary Germany
Monika Schwarz-Friesel, Jehuda Reinharz

Brandeis University Press



Contents

Preface to the English Edition (2016)
• Preface to the German Edition (2013)
• Notational Conventions
• INTRODUCTION: THE NEED FOR THIS BOOK
• HOSTILITY TOWARD JEWS AND LANGUAGE: VERBAL IMPOSITION OF POWER AND VIOLENCE
• Language as a Cognitive System and Communicative Instrument for Action
• The Power of Language as Violence through Language
• The Reconstruction of Antisemitic Conceptualizations: Linguistic Utterances as Traces of Cultural, Cognitive, and Emotional Processes
• Conceptual and Verbal Antisemitism
• Conclusion
• HOSTILE STEREOTYPES OF JEWS AND THEIR HISTORICAL ROOTS
• On the Genesis of Resentment toward Jews: Why the Jews?
• Survival and Resistance of Judeophobic Stereotypes in Modern Times
• Antisemitism as State Doctrine: The “Final Solution” as the Ultimate Consequence of Judeophobia
• Hostility toward Jews after 1945: Minimization of the Caesura in Civilization and Withholding of Empathy
• Present-Day Hostility toward Jews: The “New” Antisemitism of the Twenty-First Century
• Conclusion
• PRESENT-DAY VERBALIZATION OF STEREOTYPES
• Stereotypes, Mental Models, Prejudices, Clichés, and Stock Phrases: Terminological and Conceptual Clarifications
• Current Stereotypes and Their Verbal Manifestations
• Conclusion
• ECHO OF THE PAST: “THE INSOLENT JEW IS HARASSING GERMANS ONCE AGAIN!”
• Components of Nazi Speech in Contemporary Discourse Hostile toward Jews
• Lexical Analyses of Insolence/Insolent and Harass/Harassment
• Conclusion
• ANTI-ISRAELISM AS A MODERN VARIANT OF VERBAL ANTISEMITISM: THE MODERN CONCEPTUALIZATION OF THE COLLECTIVE JEW
• Criticism of Israel versus Anti-Israelism: Two Different Speech Acts
• Characteristics of Antisemitic Anti-Israelism
• Derealization: False Statements, Concealment, Distortion, Biased Perspective
• “
As I just read in my paper . . .” —Intertextual Allusions and Verbal Convergences: On the Potential Effects of One-Sided Reports on the Middle East Conflict
• Conclusion
• A COMPARISON WITH OTHER COUNTRIES IN EUROPE: RESULTS OF A CONTRASTIVE ANALYSIS
• Austria
• Switzerland
• The Netherlands
• Spain
• Belgium
• England
• Ireland
• Sweden
• Conclusion
• THE EMOTIONAL BASIS OF MODERN HOSTILITY TOWARD JEWS
• On the Relevance of Emotions to the Analysis of Antisemitism
• The Emotional Potential of Antisemitic Texts: Expression of Emotions and Description of Feelings
• The Obsessive Dimension
• Contrary to Reason: On the Dominance of the Irrational Dimension in Antisemitic Texts
• Fallacies and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
• Contradictions and Paradoxes: Statements in Collision
• Hate without a Real Object:
Jew as an Abstract Notion
• Conclusion
• ACTS OF VERBAL VIOLENCE
• Abuse, Insults, Threats, Curses
• Hostility toward Jews as a Missionary Urge: Moral Appeals and Advice
• Suggestions for Solving the “Jewish Problem”: “
Exterminate them for good!” and Dissolve the state of Israel
• Conclusion
• TEXTUAL STRATEGIES AND PATTERNS OF ARGUMENTATION
• Communicative Strategies and Argumentative Elaboration
• Strategies of Legitimation and Self-Aggrandizement: “
I am a humanist through and through!
• Strategies of Avoidance and Self-Defense: “
I am no antisemite!
• Strategies of Justification: “
You provoke that!
• Relativizing Strategies: “
After all, it’s 2007!
• Strategies of Differentiation: “
You are one team
• Conclusion
• APPENDIX: The Basic Corpus—Letters to the Central Council of Jews in Germany and the Israeli Embassy in Berlin, 2002–2012
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Index

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