by Prof. Yulia Egorova
Director of the Centre for the Study of Jewish Culture, Society and Politics
The paper will explore how experiences of antisemitism can be elucidated through an analysis of varying ways in which antisemitism has been defined. In the UK, recent years have witnessed visible public and political debates surrounding the development of definitions of antisemitism and Islamophobia, which in their turn have generated a dynamic academic discussion about the potential that such definitions may (or may not) have for fighting inequality and securing community empowerment. Building upon ethnographic interviews conducted in the UK and historical research on images of Jewishness in British and postcolonial India, I will attempt to situate current debates about definitions of antisemitism in the wider historical context of global images of anti-Jewish prejudice.
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