MacDonald develops a theory of anti-Semitism based on an evolutionary interpretation of social identity theory―a major approach to group conflict in contemporary social psychology. Beginning in the ancient world, anti-Semitism has existed under a variety of religious and political regimes. MacDonald explores several theoretically important common themes of anti-Semitic writings such as Jewish clannishness and cultural separatism, economic and cultural domination of gentiles, and the issue of loyalty to the wider society.
Particular attention is paid to three major manifestations of Western anti-Semitism: the development of institutionalized anti-Semitism in the Roman Empire, the Iberian Inquisitions, and the phenomenon of Nazism. All of these movements exhibited a powerful gentile group cohesion in opposition to Judaism as a group strategy, and MacDonald argues that each may be analyzed as a reaction to the presence of Judaism as a highly successful group evolutionary strategy. Because of the repeated occurrence of anti-Semitism, Jews have developed a highly flexible array of strategies to minimize its effects. These include: crypsis during periods of persecution, controls on Jewish behavior likely to lead to anti-Semitism, and the manipulation of gentile attitudes toward Jews. This controversial work challenges prevailing views. Students and scholars involved with evolutionary approaches to human behavior and Jewish Studies will be interested, as will social scientists and historians in general.
"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
KEVIN MACDONALD is Professor of Psychology at California State University, Long Beach. Among Professor MacDonald's earlier publications is the companion study, A People that Shall Dwell Alone: Judaism as a Group Evolutionary Strategy (Praeger, 1994).
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción Praeger, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110275948706
Descripción Praeger. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0275948706 New. Looks like an interesting title, learn more! We provide domestic tracking upon request. We provide personalized customer service and want you to have a great experience purchasing from us. 100% satisfaction guaranteed and thank you for your consideration. Nº de ref. de la librería S-0275948706
Descripción Praeger Publishers, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0275948706