University of Manchester, 2-3 November, 2008

Hosted by the Jewish Studies Centre, Manchester University, with
support from the Leo Baeck Institute, London, and the British
Sociological Association Theory Study Group

Including a public lecture by Moishe Postone, Chicago, ‘History, the
Holocaust and the Left’
, on Sunday, November 2, 5pm

Speakers from Canada, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Poland,
Switzerland, UK and USA include: Robert Fine, Richard H. King, Roland
Robertson, Michal Bodemann, and Jonathan Judaken.

Subjects include:

Marx and the critique of antisemitism;

Anti-antisemitism, Ambivalent Liberalism, and the Sociological Imagination;

Jews and Modernity in Classical Sociological Theory;

Can all Evil be Explained (Away) by ‘Sociological’ Means?;

Antisemitism and the (modern) critique of capitalism;

Antisemitism, the social question, and the formation of sociological theory;

Social Questions, Christian Ethics and Antisemitic Imagery;

Sociology and Antisemitism in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century America.

Authors discussed include:

Sombart, Marx, Germani, Boas, Simmel,
Ruppin, Durkheim, Parsons, Horkheimer, Löwenthal, Fleck, Lazarus,
Weininger, Bouglé, Ratzinger, Gumplowicz, Morawski, Znaniecki, Bauman,

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