Leiden: Brill, 2011. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xii, 211, (1)pp. Indices. Dark over light purple boards, spine lettered in white. Illustrated with numerous graphs and tables. A fine, as new copy.
"…his work is indispensable for understanding politics and its historical, social, and cultural background in contemporary Hungary.” Gabor T. Rittersporn
In 2010 an extremist party with openly racist views, using barely concealed antisemitic language, received 17% of the votes in the parliamentary elections in Hungary. How can this awkward development in a newly established European democracy be explained? In this book the author examines antisemitism in post-communist Hungary in light of the empirical sociological studies of the past 20 years. The principal aim is to reconstruct the range, intensity and content of anti-Jewish prejudices as well as the factors affecting their change over time. The author also reveals the social background against which the newest political developments should be analyzed, and helps to determine whether in Hungary today antisemitism is only an ephemeral, temporary phenomenon or a gradually articulating, dynamic political ideology. (Publisher)
Contents: Ch. 1. The Antisemitic Discourse after the Fall of Communism -- Antisemitism on the Margins -- Antisemitism in the Center -- The Fight for the Past: Struggles of Identity Politics -- The Chain of Rounds of Discourse -- Ch. 2. Antisemitic Prejudices in Hungarian Society between 1994 and 2006 -- Previous Research -- The 1995 Study -- The 2002 Study -- "Old" and "New" Antisemitism: The 2006 Study -- Ch. 3. Antisemitic Prejudice and Historical Remembrance of the Holocaust -- Knowledge on the Holocaust -- Holocaust Denial and the "Holocaust Business" Libel between 1995 and 2009 -- Summary -- Ch. 4. From Anti-Jewish Prejudice to Political Antisemitism?
Volume 15 of the Brill series, "Jewish Identities in a Changing World." Fine. Item #52040