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Good jews/bad jews: thingified semites?


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This review of Alana Lentin’s Why Race Still Matters chimes in on the context of Germany and questions how our contemporary understanding of “race” works in relation to the “new anti-Semitism.” My commentary focuses on the chapter Good Jew/ Bad Jew. At first, I will reconstruct Lentin’s argument, then move on to illustrate Lentin’s theoretical analysis with examples from Germany. In a final step, I elaborate on a few questions revolving around the material dialectics of race and Whiteness in relation to race, anti-Semitism, and anti-Muslim racism.



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Younes, Anne-Esther Good jews/bad jews: thingified semites?. Ethnic and Racial Studies. 2021:  https://archive.jpr.org.uk/10.1080/01419870.2021.1962938
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