The dynamics of contemporary antisemitism in a globalising context : ''The Jew'' as a framing model in the Netherlands, Morocco, Poland and Turkey
12 / 2009 - 12 / 2012
Since early Christianity 'the Jew' has been branded as 'the Other', the incarnation of conflict. Thus, antisemitism served as a meaningful frame to interpret threatening developments in society. This project will examine the dynamics of contemporary antisemitism in a globalising context, choosing the Netherlands as point of departure. a. It will analyze the chemistry between Dutch 'traditional' and post-Holocaust anti-Jewish stereotypes and those within the Turkish, Moroccan and Polish communities. b. It will explore, in depth, the relationship between antisemitism, anti-Zionism and Israel criticism. c. It will move from the Netherlands to Morocco, Poland and Turkey, and back.