New Journal: Journal of Contemporary European Antisemitism (JCEA)

Academic Studies Press is pleased to announce the founding of the Journal of Contemporary European Antisemitism (JCEA).

JCEA will be published bi-annually, beginning spring 2017.

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Clemens Heni (Director, The Berlin Intl. Center for the Study of Antisemitism)

EDITORS
Rusi Jaspal (De Montfort University, UK)
Lesley Klaff (Sheffield-Hallam University, UK)
Neil Kressel (William Paterson University, US)
Michael Kreutz (The Berlin Intl. Center for the Study of Antisemitism (BISCA))

REVIEWS EDITOR
Ron Jontof-Hutter (The Berlin Intl. Center for the Study of Antisemitism (BISCA))

Termed a “lethal obsession” and the “longest hatred” by historian Robert S. Wistrich, antisemitism is both genocidal and very malleable. In Europe, Jew-hatred developed, prospered, and eventually culminated in the unprecedented crimes of the Holocaust. Today, antisemitism appears mostly in three different forms: 1) “traditional” antisemitism, including anti-Judaism, blood libels, and conspiracy myths, among other tropes; 2) Holocaust denial or distortion, which has a particular meaning in Eastern Europe; and 3) hatred of Israel or anti-Zionist antisemitism. These current manifestations of antisemitism motivate attacks and murderous events across Europe. Aggressive rallies, often tied to events in the Middle East, are increasingly common and often characterized by rampant antisemitic sentiments, many of which emanate from Islamists, but also from the far right and the far left. Increasingly, antisemitism is becoming part of the mainstream and cultural elites, too. Cosmopolitanism, universalism, or post-nationalism, very important factors in European political culture, have a more ambivalent connotation when it comes to the Jewish state of Israel. Recent scholarship has even analyzed antisemitism deriving from parts of anti-racist communities.

The Journal of Contemporary European Antisemitism, the first of its kind, will cover all forms of antisemitism found in today’s Europe. We invite scholars from all relevant disciplines across the social sciences and humanities to send us their original research articles. Overseen by an international team of editors, this rigorously peer-reviewed journal hopes to become a forum where scholars from diverse political and intellectual backgrounds can analyze, debate, and formulate effective responses to the ever-evolving and insidious threat of Jew-hatred in Europe.

All inquiries may be directed to jcea@academicstudiespress.com. 
More information on the journal can be found here: http://www.academicstudiespress.com/journals/jcea/