CFP: Jewish Radicalisms in the 19th and 20th Centuries

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Call for Publications
January 31, 2017
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
Jewish History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Social History / Studies, Modern European History / Studies, Labor History / Studies

CFP: Jewish Radicalisms in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Sebastian Kunze (Erfurt), Frank Jacob (New York)
Proposal Deadline: January 31, 2017

Radical thoughts and acts are not merely a non-conformist attitude. they
are usually marginal and directed against the ruling society. Thereby
these radical thoughts and acts could be classified as politcally left
or right, progressive or reactionary. It is often not really important,
if the antagonist social concept that is criticized is based on
political, social, or religious conditions. Therefore, we consider
Jewish radicalism in the 19th and 20th centuries, to be not only as
politically radical positions like Zionism or the (Jewish)
revolutionaries of the left wing, but we include radical positions
within the socio-religious daily life of Jewish communities or their
religious thoughts.
The planned volume wants to further sharpen the term "Jewish Radicalism"
and provide different perspectives on the historical phenomenon. The
several diverse dimensions of radicalism should be considered as well.
Consequently, we are looking for proposals that will deal with these
different interpretations of the radical within the political, social,
and religious life of Jewish individualy, communities, or interest
groups. The following topics (we appreciate proposals for topics we did
not include here as well) are of a special interest:

- Jewish political radicalism in Germany, Europe and the world
- Religious radicalism within Jewish communities of the 19th and 20th
- Radical Jewish nationalism and race discourse
- Jewish Feminism
- Radical Jewish philosophy
- Media of Jewish radicalism
- Comparative perspectives in specific national or international
- Jewish reactions towards Jewish radicalism

To submit a proposal please send a short description of your possible
contributions (max. 300 words) and a short updated CV to and until January 31, 2017. The final chapters (7,000-10,000 words) are due by July 31, 2017. The book will be in English. Authors will be provided a detailed style sheet as soon as the editors have decided about the acceptance of the proposal (at the latest in early March).

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Frank Jacob, History Department, CUNY-QCC, 22205 56th Ave, Bayside, 11364 New York, USA


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