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The figural Jew

Sarah Hammerschlag

The figural Jew

politics and identity in postwar French thought

by Sarah Hammerschlag

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Published by The University of Chicago Press in Chicago, London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Blanchot, Maurice,
  • Derrida, Jacques,
  • Lévinas, Emmanuel,
  • Sartre, Jean-Paul, -- 1905-1980,
  • Jewish philosophy -- France -- 20th century,
  • Philosophy, French -- 20th century,
  • Jews -- Identity

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementSarah Hammerschlag.
    SeriesReligion and postmodernism, Religion and postmodernism
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB2421 .H25 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23861117M
    ISBN 100226315118, 0226315126
    ISBN 109780226315119, 9780226315126
    LC Control Number2009026828

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The rootless Jew, wandering disconnected from history, homeland, and nature, was often the target of early twentieth-century nationalist rhetoric aimed against modern culture. But following World War II, a number of prominent French philosophers recast this maligned figure in positive terms, and in so doing transformed postwar conceptions of politics and : Sarah Hammerschlag.

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The rootless Jew, wandering disconnected from history, homeland, and nature, was often the target of early twentieth-century nationalist rhetoric aimed against modern culture. But following World War II, a number of prominent French philosophers recast this maligned figure in positive terms, and in so doing transformed postwar conceptions of.

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This is a welcome book, exacting and detailed, that gives us a story and a theory, a scene of enigmatic and provocative encounter between Levinas and Derrida.

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One of his definitions of allegory in that book served B as a means of defining Jewish midrash, against the emergent Christian hermeneutic, as “resistance to allegory” (Radical Jew n.8; cited by D n.6).

In Christian Figural Reading, B’s poststructuralist assumptions about language and Author: Mark Vessey. In his introduction Dawson makes clear what he means by figural reading, relying on Eric Auerbach's understanding of the term: "a figural reading is a method of discerning the intelligibility of a divine performance in history without relying on a conception of meaning as a.

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