Interpretations of Modern Antisemitism - András Kovács

The course is to provide students with an overview of
psychological, sociological, political and historical theories of modern
antisemitism. After considering key concepts such as antijudaism, antisemitism,
modern antisemitism it will give an introduction into the most influential
scholarly explanations of the investigated subject. The course will concentrate
on the theological explanations of the persistence of antisemitic prejudices,
the psychoanalytically oriented personality theory, the projective theories of
prejudice, the group conflict theories, and the political explanations of
antisemitic movements and ideologies. Special attention will be given to the
methods of empirical sociological investigation of the subject.